A growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages. So far, 30 countries and territories have enacted national laws allowing gays and lesbians to marry, mostly in Europe and the Americas. In Mexico, some jurisdictions allow same-sex couples to wed, while others do not. Below is […]
More than 18 years after the Netherlands became the world’s first country to allow same-sex marriage, Austria became the latest European nation to legalize the practice.
A majority of Americans have heard about the use of gender-neutral pronouns, and about one-in-five personally know someone who goes by such pronouns.
The share of Americans who favor same sex marriage has grown in recent years, though there are still demographic and partisan divides.
Only 19% of those who identify as bisexual say all or most of the important people in their lives are aware of their sexual orientation.
About seven-in-ten LGB adults said churches and other religious organizations focus too much on rules, compared with half of straight adults.
Gay, lesbian and bisexual adults are substantially less likely than straight adults to affiliate with a religious group or to attend religious services weekly.
A majority of Americans (61%) favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, while about half as many (31%) oppose same-sex marriage. Republicans and Democrats remain deeply divided over legal marriage for gays and lesbians – though support has increased significantly in both parties over the past 15 years.
The church is one of the few major mainline Protestant denominations in the country that currently does not sanction same-sex marriage.
Sortable table below showing major laws aimed at the LGBT community in the 15 countries that once made up Soviet Union.