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Countries where gay marriage is legal nationwide

This story has been corrected.

Today’s Supreme Court ruling makes the United States the 23rd country where same-sex marriage is legal nationwide. (That’s if you count the UK, where it is legal everywhere except Northern Ireland.)

The Dutch parliament legalized gay marriage in the Netherlands back in 2000, but most of the other 21 countries have done so only in the last few years. Ireland in 2015 became the first country to legalize gay marriage through a popular vote.

The list below was compiled by the Pew Research Center and additional research by Quartz. (We’ve broken out the UK’s regions.)

Country — year legalized

  • Argentina — 2010
  • Belgium — 2003
  • Brazil — 2013
  • Canada — 2005
  • Denmark — 2012
  • England (UK) — 2013
  • Finland — 2015
  • France — 2013
  • French Guiana — 2013
  • Greenland — 2015
  • Iceland — 2010
  • Ireland — 2015
  • Luxembourg — 2014
  • Mexico — 2015*
  • The Netherlands — 2000
  • New Zealand — 2013
  • Norway — 2009
  • Portugal — 2010
  • Scotland (UK) — 2014
  • South Africa — 2006
  • Spain — 2005
  • Sweden — 2009
  • United States — 2015
  • Uruguay — 2013
  • Wales (UK) — 2013

* In Mexico, the Supreme Court has ruled that local laws banning gay marriage are unconstitutional. Though the ruling does not automatically strike down those laws, gay couples can sue for the right, which lower courts are compelled to grant them. It’s a gray area, but advocates consider gay marriage to be legal across the country.

Correction (12:52pm ET): The original version of this story omitted French Guiana, Greenland, and Mexico.

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