The Index

Names, residence and time period of the first same-sex couple in recorded history:
Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum, Egypt, circa 2400 B.C.

First place in the world to pass jurisdiction prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation: Quebec, 1977

Year in which Glen Murray, former mayor of Winnipeg and first openly gay mayor of a large North American city, was elected:
1998

Date on which Newfoundland and Labrador issued its first marriage license to a same-sex couple:
December 21st, 2004

Year in which same-sex marriage was legalized in Canada, under a Liberal government:
2005

Year in which Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper made an unsuccessful motion to re-evaluate that legalization, as per one of his campaign promises:
2006

Number of countries which grant full legal marriage rights:
6

Minimum number of countries in which homosexuality is still punishable by death:
5

Sources are linked.

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  1. Jennifer McCreath · July 8, 2008

    very interesting statistics. it’s great to see progress being made, yet scary to think how recent this has all materialized.

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