Equality Index

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


Top cities: Brussels, Antwerp
Legal since: June 2003
Number of married gay couples: 2,442 by July 2005
Belgium was the world’s second country to legalize marriage equality and the first to have it signed into law by a king, Albert II (pictured). At least one of the spouses must have lived in Belgium for three months.