It's odd to note the lack of gay marriage progress in Asia. I would have expected some recognition in Japan, for example. I may have left out civil unions or domestic partnerships in some European countries such as Austria or Ireland. And I've left all the smaller duchies and principalities at the end, since I didn't know their status at all. But it's sad to see the United Status standing alone for not having a country-wide gay marriage law. There is action in Italy and Australia and others, so we'll see if 2007 leaves us completely alone on this list.
X = full marriage rights Y = civil unions fully equivalent to marriage O = civil unions partially equivalent to marriage X Canada United States X Israel Japan O Andorra Austria X Belgium Cyprus O Denmark Y Finland O France O Germany Greece Y Iceland Ireland Italy Liechtenstein O Luxembourg Monaco X Netherlands Y Norway O Portugal X Spain Y Sweden O Switzerland O United Kingdom Australia O New Zealand ------------- Bermuda (UK) Hong Kong (PRC) Macau (PRC) Singapore South Korea Republic of China (Taiwan) Faroe Islands (Den.) Vatican City (Holy See) San Marino