Worldwide, roughly two-thirds of the countries that allow gay marriage are in Western Europe.
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.
The church is one of the few major mainline Protestant denominations in the country that currently does not sanction same-sex marriage.
The Iron Curtain that once divided Europe may be long gone, but the continent today is split by stark differences in public attitudes toward religion, minorities and social issues such as gay marriage and legal abortion.
In the EU, Central and Eastern Europeans differ from Western Europeans in their views on certain issues, including religious minorities and gay marriage.
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Americans are divided over whether businesses that provide wedding services should be required to cater to same-sex couples even if their owners have religious objections to homosexuality.
Germany, the largest country in Western Europe by population, has become the 15th European nation to change its laws to allow gay marriage.