As of 29 March 2014, sixteen countries and several sub-national jurisdictions (parts of Mexico and the United States) allow same-sex couples to marry.
Polls in various countries show that there is rising support for legally recognizing same-sex marriage across race, ethnicity, age, religion, political affiliation, and socioeconomic status.
parts of MEXICO
parts of USA
Same-sex couples, so far, divorce only half as often as do heterosexual couples, according to a study by the Williams Institute, a Los Angeles think-tank that studies legal issues related to sexual orientation.
So far gay divorce remains a difficult matter and many homosexual couples seeking a legal split may not be able to get one.