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The 28 countries around the world where same-sex marriage is legal

france lgbt pride kids marchPeople demonstrate for the legalisation of gay marriage and parenting on December 16, 2012 in Paris, France. Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images

People fighting for same-sex marriage rights around the world have seen global support increase in recent years. Australia, Malta, and Germany legalized same-sex marriage in 2017, and Taiwan made history last month , becoming the first government in Asia to welcome legislation on marriage equality.

Ecuador is the latest nation to join the fold, as the country’s highest court on Wednesday voted 5-4 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage after a long legal battle with same-sex couples and advocates. The court has instructed the government to pass legislation ensuring equal treatment for all citizens who wish to marry.

There are currently only 28 countries that allow same-sex couples to marry.

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