New Delhi, October 17
Even as the Supreme Court’s five-judge Constitution bench on Tuesday refused to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages, there are 34 countries where marriage between same-sex couples is legally performed and recognised with the most recent country being Andorra.
Same sex marriage will become legal in the 35th country, Estonia, from the next year.
Among the 34 countries where same-sex marriage is legal at present are:
A civil union (also known as a civil partnership) is a legally recognised arrangement similar to marriage, created primarily as a means to provide legal recognition for same-sex couples. Civil unions grant some or all of the rights of marriage.