The ITV reality series Love Island has proved successful in helping singletons to find romantic partners since it returned to our screens in So far, though, there has never been a same-sex couple on the show. Ahead of this summer's new series, however, producers have hooked up with online dating app Tinder in a bid to diversify its pool of contestants. ITV says the lack of gay couplings to date has been a "logistical" issue, rather than being discriminatory. The programme-makers noted that islanders in previous series had identified as bisexual, and that the show's stance on same-sex partnerships has not changed from previous years. They said the only stipulation for applicants uploading their profiles - Tinder is now one of several ways to do so - is that they are over 18 and single.
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A growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages. So far, 30 countries and territories have enacted national laws allowing gays and lesbians to marry, mostly in Europe and the Americas. In Mexico, some jurisdictions allow same-sex couples to wed, while others do not. Below is a list of countries that have legalized the practice, with the most recent countries to do so shown first. In October , same-sex marriage became legal in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland had been the last part of the UK where same-sex marriage was banned; England and Wales moved to allow gay and lesbian couples to wed in and Scotland followed in see below.
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Iceland is frequently referred to as one of the most LGBT-friendly countries in the world. Same-sex couples have had equal access to adoption and IVF since The Icelandic Parliament amended the country's marriage law on 11 June by a unanimous vote to define marriage as between two individuals, thereby making same-sex marriage legal. The law took effect on 27 June According to a study, "scholars have found that it was with modernization and increasing urbanization in the latter half of the nineteenth century that same-sex sexual acts between consenting men became thought of as criminal.
Although Northern Island is a constituent of the United Kingdom, with its own parliament at Stormont, the change in its marriage laws ultimately came about due to action by the UK Parliament in London. Northern Ireland is the 18th European jurisdiction to legalize gay marriage. This number counts England and Wales together and Scotland and Northern Ireland as separate entities, since same-sex marriage became legal in the UK due to the enactment of three different pieces of legislation: first in England and Wales in , then in Scotland the following year, and now in Northern Ireland. Same-sex marriage is now legal across the vast majority of Western Europe. One prominent exception is Italy, which has historical ties to the Roman Catholic Church.