Gay marriage around the world

Published On: Apr 17 2013 12:18:02 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 28 2014 09:20:13 AM CDT

The first legal same-sex weddings will be held in Great Britain on Saturday, which is when a new law allowing gay marriages goes into effect. Find out which countries allow same-sex marriage and where it can get you killed.

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Germany -- Germany has allowed "registered partnerships" or civil unions for same-sex couples since 2001. The partnerships initially provided many but not all the rights of marriage, but currently provide all but joint adoption and full tax benefits.

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