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She adds that not all countries that allow same-sex marriage allow couples to jointly adopt and cautions against equating the right to marry with freedom from discrimination. Explore our fact sheet to learn more about same-sex laws around the world.
You can browse the source data on PublicWhip. By61 percent of Americans polled approved of same-sex marriage, up from 27 percent in Defining generations: Where Millennials end and Generation Z begins. Same-sex marriage has become legal in a growing number of countries in recent years.
Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan allow people to register as a third gender in official documents.
Hungary and the Czech Republic, however, do recognize same-sex partnerships; in , a Budapest court ruled that same-sex marriages performed abroad must be recognized as partnerships. Births, Deaths and Marriages does not conduct Registry Office marriage ceremonies. Same-sex relations are illegal in much of the region and are punishable by death in Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.