The United States is the only advanced nation that still allows same-sex couples to marry, and a growing number of states and cities have begun recognizing the marriages of same-gender couples.
But as the country’s marriage equality debate continues, what’s happening in the rest of the world is also changing.
Below are some key takeaways from the first quarter of 2017.
Japan, Australia, and the United Kingdom have legalized same-suspect marriages 3.
The U.K. has been in a legal limbo since June, when it announced it would allow same- sex couples to wed.
Since then, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriage in June, ruling that same- gender couples have a fundamental right to marry in England and Wales.
In February, the U,S.
Supreme Court announced a case it will hear later this year in which same- and opposite-sex marriage will be recognized across the country.
Two months later, the case is being heard by the U and D.C. Courts of Appeals.
A federal judge in Hawaii will hear arguments in June.
In Japan, same-day marriages are now legal and are expected to be approved for recreational purposes in 2018.
Japan’s population is expected to reach 9.2 million by 2036, according to the International Monetary Fund.
It is estimated that by that time, the country will have more than 1.1 million same-Gender couples, up from 1.06 million in 2020.
The number of same sex couples has risen by about 70 percent since the beginning of the year.
Japan is the world’s largest nation by total population, but it is not alone in its rise in same-Sex marriage.
A total of 25 countries and territories around the world have legalized gay marriage.
In the U-S., President Donald Trump’s administration has announced it will repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and a host of federal laws that protect the rights of gay and lesbian Americans.
In a series of tweets, Trump said that his administration would be working on repealing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects more than 750,000 immigrants who came to the United States as children and was enacted under President Barack Obama.
The Supreme Court has yet to rule on whether same- or opposite-gender marriage should be legal in Texas.
That could come as early as July.
The Philippines has also legalized same sex marriage, but same- Sex couples have not been allowed to marry.
That is expected in 2018, although the Philippines has a long way to go to meet the international community’s goal of recognizing same- sexes in marriage.
In India, which is the third largest economy in the world and has one of the highest rates of same gender marriage, a survey by the Indian government found that nearly two-thirds of Indian women have experienced sexual violence at some point in their lives.
Seven percent of women who had experienced sexual abuse at some time in their life had a spouse who had married someone else.
In Brazil, a federal judge recently ruled that a law banning gay sex between men was unconstitutional, because it does not protect gay people from violence.
In Saudi Arabia, the government has issued new marriage licenses to same- sexual couples, but the move has been criticized by rights groups.
The government has yet again asked the Supreme Islamic Court of Saudi Arabia to rule in favor, arguing that same sex unions are not permissible under Islamic law.
Japan has legalized same day marriages, and in May, the first same-Day Marriage ceremony was held in Tokyo, Japan.
The country has also recently legalized same or opposite sex marriages.
Australia has passed a law allowing same-sexual couples to have their weddings officiated by clergy and by religious authorities.
The law was passed in September, and was designed to prevent “family breakdowns” caused by the countrys growing population.
In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced his government will begin issuing same- suspect marriage licenses, but said that same day marriage will not be recognized in Canada.
The Czech Republic has passed an amendment to its constitution to allow same sex marriages, although it will not officially recognize same-gendered marriages until May 2020.
In New Zealand, a law that allows same sex partners to adopt children has been passed by the New Zealand Parliament, but is yet to take effect.
Australia is expected soon to allow gay couples to adopt, though it is still a legal gray area in Australia.
Brazil has passed two bills that allow samesex couples who have not legally married to adopt a child.
One bill, sponsored by Brazilian President Michel Temer, would make same-dissolution marriages a criminal offense.
The other bill, passed by Brazil’s legislature in June would allow gay men and lesbians to adopt.
In France, same sex weddings have been legal since January.
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