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Gay marriage seems to be a big deal nowadays, more and more couples are somehow trying to have the same settled lifestyle straight people has, by that I mean getting married and having children/adopting. As the gay population keeps getting the chance to be more opened about their sexuality (in some countries), we keep on pushing the lines to allow ourself to get all the rights as every person should have, no matter what their sexual orientation is.

Here’s a list with some of the countries where gay marriage is legal.

The Netherlands: April 1, 2001

Belgium: June 1, 2003

Spain: July 3, 2005

Canada: July 20, 2005

South Africa: November 30, 2006

Norway: January 1, 2009

Sweden: May 1, 2009

Portugal: June 5, 2010

Iceland: June 27, 2010

Argentina: July 22, 2010

Denmark: June 15,2012

Brazil: May 14, 2013

France: May 29, 2013

Uruguay: August 5, 2013

New Zealand: August 19, 2013

United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland)

Luxembourg: June 18, 2014

It looks like some sides of the world are moving forward and seem to be leaving behind the old traditions of only seeing men and women together as the ideal way of growing up a family. It surprises me that countries like Colombia(where I come from) have actually legalized gay marriage and even in  the last few weeks parent from the same sex can start adopting children! It makes me glad to see how progressive some countries are being… However, I can’t stop thinking about all those countries where people are being tortured and put under pressure for just being different.

Here’s a list with the countries where homosexuality is illegal:

Africa

1 Algeria
2 Angola
3 Botswana
4 Burundi
5 Cameroon
6 Comoros
7 Egypt
8 Eritrea
9 Ethiopia
10 Gambia
10 Ghana
12 Guinea
13 Kenya
14 Lesotho
15 Liberia
16 Libya
17 Malawi (enforcement of law suspended)
18 Mauritania
19 Mauritius
20 Morocco
21 Mozambique
22 Namibia
23 Nigeria
24 Sao Tome
25 Senegal
26 Seychelles
27 Sierra Leone
28 Somalia
29 South Sudan
30 Sudan
31 Swaziland
32 Tanzania
33 Togo
34 Tunisia
35 Uganda
36 Zambia

37 Zimbabwe38 Afghanistan

39 Bangladesh
40 Bhutan
41 Brunei
42 India
43 Iran
44 Kuwait
45 Lebanon (law ruled invalid in one court)
46 Malaysia
47 Maldives
48 Myanmar
49 Oman
50 Pakistan
51 Palestine/Gaza Strip
52 Qatar
53 Saudi Arabia
54 Singapore
55 Sri Lanka
56 Syria
57 Turkmenistan
58 United Arab Emirates
59 Uzbekistan
60 Yemen

61 Antigua & Barbuda
62 Barbados
63 Belize
64 Dominica (But see “Dominica leader: No enforcement of anti-gay law” )
65 Grenada
66 Guyana
67 Jamaica
68 St Kitts & Nevis
69 St Lucia
70 St Vincent & the Grenadines
71 Trinidad & Tobago

72 Cook Islands
73 Indonesia (Aceh Province and South Sumatra)
74 Kirbati
75 Nauru
76 Palau
77 Papua New Guinea
78 Samoa
79 Solomon Islands
80 Tonga
81 Tuvalu

See the difference? 20 – 81, seems like we have a long way to go…