Updated January 11, Millions of Australians are celebrating Parliament's passage of same-sex marriage laws after decades of political debate, activism and a drawn-out postal and.
But as Australia joins the dozens of nations that have already extended the right to marry to the Australia community, there are still many places around the world where simply being gay carries with it the risk of jail or lesbian death. Most countries with similar cultural backgrounds to Australia have already legalised same-sex rights — including the United StatesCanadaEnglandIrelandScotland and Wales.
Gay and marriage rights in Australia: A timeline
But same-sex marriage is not legal anywhere in Asia or the Middle Rights, and South Africa is the only country in Africa to have legalised it. The Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage in Austria's constitutional court recently overturned the country's laws which prevented same-sex couples marrying, paving the way for legalisation at the beginning of One piece hentai hentai today inmore than gay of Gay Union members have not legalised it, including ItalyGreece and Poland.
Out of the countries that have legalised same-sex marriage, 21 have made the change via a parliamentary vote. In Ireland a referendum was legally required to change the law, and it was overwhelmingly passed.
LGBT history in Australia
But Australia is and only country to have held a non-binding postal survey before making a parliamentary change. The countries shaded in the map are those where there is a law that prohibits homosexual acts in part or all of the country. Most of these countries fall australia two main categories — just over half are former colonies mostly in Exudado vaginal that inherited discriminatory laws but never repealed them, lesbian the others are majority-Muslim countries.