Landscape of Marriage in the Americas

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  • Civil Marriage
    High Court Ruling
    Some Protections
    No Protections

    Civil Marriage


    In seven countries across Latin America, same-sex couples can share in civil marriage.

    Argentina
    Brazil
    Colombia
    Costa Rica
    Ecuador
    Mexico
    Uruguay

    Some Protections


    In Chile, same-sex couples can share in a civil union - but are denied civil marriage.

    Chile

    No Protections


    In 12 Latin American countries, same-sex couples are denied marriage - and have no official recognition or protections.

    Belize
    Bolivia
    El Salvador
    Guatemala
    Guyana
    Honduras
    Nicaragua
    Panama
    Paraguay
    Peru
    Suriname
    Venezuela

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