Today in history 2005: Spain legalizes gay marriage
After celebrating the legalization of gay marriage nationwide in the United States,
Spain celebrates the 10 year anniversary
of its own legalization of equal marriage. It's hard to believe it's been that long.
The Pew Research Center
reports that 21 countries currently allow same-sex marriage, while Mexico has legalized gay marriage in some jurisdictions.
New York Times reported back in 2005
that when the law was passed in Spain, it was among the most liberal of laws ever passed.
Check out photos from celebrations around the world when the SCOTUS handed down their decision to legalize gay marriage in the United States:
Celebrities react to SCOTUS on social media
Love won. #MarriageEquality
We are so proud to be American today! All of our #LGBT brothers and sisters can now love freely! TY #SupremeCourt! http://t.co/RO10N8knfj
WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL ! #gaymarriage #LoveWins #SCOTUS #KaliefBrowder
Huge day for America.. Happy to see the news. All the love
#SCOTUS killin it this week!
#LoveWins Today is a huge step forward for our country, and my family. I'm so grateful and happy! #SCOTUSMarriage
Hugely emotional that marriage equality has finally come to the U.S. History! Love ALWAYS wins. ❤️❤️❤️
Very happy about the SCOTUS rulings this week! Marriage Equality, Fair Housing and Affordable Health Care!
🇺🇸 GO AMERICA! http://t.co/xKv7gL0Jg8
It's a new day. Thank you Supreme Court. Thank you Justice Kennedy. Your opinion is profound, in more ways than you may know. #huzzah
i cried 🎂 #lovewins 🎂 #happybirthdaytome #proudtobeanamerican #af 🐭🌙 https://t.co/A7jZ79cHeG
#MarriageEquality for all. In honor of this historic event, here's a celebratory video from @ScottIcenogle & me. https://t.co/P5pcm2KNAe
So much more work to do but no matter how long it takes, in the end, #LOVE will always prevail. Bravo #SCOTUS #NOH8 #ChooseLove. Now go get married wherever the hell you please. ❤️🙌🏿❤️
LOVE WINS!!!!!!! WE ARE EQUAL!!!!!!!! Ps. Somebody marry me, quick!!!!!
Such an incredible day for so many 💛
#MarriageEquaility!!!! A giant step towards our country being a better place to be!
And so the long arc of history bends toward justice once more.
Supreme Court for the win!! Yes! Wonderful day! #MarriageEquaility
Wow. Another historic day for #MarriageEquality! https://t.co/rkeVQUWb6r
WE DID IT - MARRIAGE EQUALITY IS REAL
ALL 50 STATES!!!! 😭 So happy. Times are changing my friends. We have such a long way to go and so… https://t.co/lp6wDLfGmQ
Supreme Court rules right to marriage is a "fundamental right" and same sex couples can't be deprived of that right
YESSSSS AMERICAAAAA!! 💜💛💚💙❤️💖 what a moment. #LoveWon
Now there we have it,each and every one of us entitled to the same privilege of marriage,isn't that what life is about.
I'm so happy I'm crying!!!! #LoveWins