Update: Point taken, Blenders! I’ve removed USA & Mex from the tally of countries because marriage quality is not yet available there nationwide.
There are now 8 countries on Earth where lesbian and gay couples can legally wed anywhere in teh country: Belgium, Canada, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden…and now…PORTUGAL! Marriage equality is also the law of the land in Mexico City, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont & Washington, D.C..
Standing strong against the hateful anti-gay hyperbole Pope Benedict delivered in Portugal last week, President Aníbal Cavaco Silva announced today that he will ratify the marriage equality bill passed by Portugal’s Parliament in January.
Next up, Iceland?
H/T Rex Wockner