The World Is Nearing The 10th Anniversary Of The First Country To Legalize Same Sex Marriage

03.16.11 | Sarah Harnisch

  The Associated Press is running a story that says there are now 10 countries in the world that fully allow same-sex marriage. Here's what they don't say... there are 185 countries-- that don't, including the United States, in which only a handful of individual states approve of it. Human Rights Watch said in a survey released Monday that the first legal same-sex marriages in the world took place in the Netherlands on April 1st, 2001. Since that date, almost exactly 10 years ago, the following countries have voted in favor of same sex marriage: Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland and Argentina.