Luxembourg Joins the Growing Number of Countries Legalising Same-Sex Marriage

2 July 2014 
On 18 June, an overwhelming majority of Luxembourg’s national legislative body, the Chambre des Députés, approved Bill No. 6172A legalising same-sex marriage. Luxembourg now joins a growing number of countries which recognise equal rights to marriage regardless of sexual orientation, becoming the 18th country to legalise same-sex marriage. New Zealand, France, Uruguay, England and Scotland all recently passed legislation to provide equal rights to marry. 
Luxembourg’s bill was first introduced in its parliament in May 2012. Along with legalising same-sex marriage, the bill makes several other changes that advance equality. As a result of the bill: