Equality Index

The 15 Countries Where You Can Now (Or Soon) Get Hitched


South Africa
Top cities: Johannesburg, Cape Town
Legal since: November 2006
Number of married gay couples: more than 3,000 by mid-2010
South Africa was the first African nation and only the second outside Europe to ratify marriage equality. The country’s first-ever traditional gay wedding (pictured) was held in the town of KwaDukuza last month.