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Understanding what's possible

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On a serious note, did you know that there are 77 countries to be precise where it is still illegal to be homosexual. It may even surprise you to realise that one of the most beautiful and romantic islands in the world is amongst these homophobic countries, Jamaica.

Enlightened countries, such as North America, where homosexuality is not necessarily illegal, can on occasion present a very confusing picture depending on which state you’re in. For example, although New York will recognise and accept couples that have entered into a gay marriage or partnership, it does not actually offer such ceremonies in its own state.

Some countries have given same sex couples the right to marry changing the concept behind the meaning of Marriage (‘The formal union of a man and woman, typically recognised by law, by which they become husband and wife’), while other countries offer a Partnership or Union which gives couples the same rights as marriage but stays clear of using this question mark

So what and where can you do it?

US states that recognize gay marriage or allow same sex partnerships or unions

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