The Church will offer blessings to same-sex marriages, but still will not officiate them. The decision was agreed on by elected bishops, clergy and lay people in London.
LGBTQ couples are demanding the government grant them equal rights as married couples, including adopting children and inheriting property. However, resistance to same-sex marriage remains.
A Tokyo court upheld a ban on same-sex marriage. However, it also deemed the lack of a legal system for same-sex couples "unconstitutional" and a human rights violation.
5 Jul 2022
Since the introduction of "marriage for all" in Germany, some 65,000 marriages have taken place between people of the same sex. The figures showed a rush to tie the knot once it became possible late in 2017.
28 May 2020
Couple Alexandra Quiros and Dunia Araya get married in Costa Rica after it becomes the first Central American country to legalise same-sex marriage after a court ruling came into force at midnight.
15 Jun 2019
In a landmark ruling, Ecuador has become the latest Latin American state to approve same-sex marriage. Constitutional Court rulings are "binding and mandatory" on Ecuadorean authorities.
8 Jul 2018
In May 2017, Taiwan's Constitutional Court recognized same-sex unions to much fanfare. Authorities were given two years to amend existing law or enact new legislation.
16 Dec 2017
After Australian parliament legally approved same-sex marriage, two couples legally got married on Saturday.
23 May 2017
Taiwan could become the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage ahead of a court ruling on May 24.