Four gay couples have asked India’s Supreme Court to recognise same-sex marriages, five years after the top court made a historic ruling to decriminalise homosexuality.
In Asia, Taiwan is the only place that currently recognises gay marriages, though pressure is building for reforms in Japan, Thailand and South Korea.
Here are the key facts about same-sex marriage around the world: * The first country to legalise same-sex marriage was the Netherlands in 2001. * Same-sex marriage is legal in 33 U.N.
member states: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Britain, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay, and the United States. * A total of 34 U.N.