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International Practice

North America

There are currently 4 countries in North America where same-sex marriage is legal: Canada, United States, Mexico, Cuba

North America

Canada (2005): Canada legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in 2005, securing equal rights for all couples.

United States (2015): The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of nationwide same-sex marriage in 2015, bringing marriage equality to all 50 states.

Mexico (2010-2015): Several states in Mexico legalized same-sex marriage between 2010 and 2015, with the Supreme Court ruling in favor of nationwide recognition in 2015.

Cuba (2022): Pioneering marriage equality as the first communist state, with approximately 67% of voters approving the legal changes, making it the 32nd country worldwide to legalize same- sex marriages.