Belgium reaches 2,500 gay marriages!
I think this is terrific news.
The Belgian government said Friday that 2,442 same-sex couples have wed since gay marriage became legal in 2003.
Belgium became the second country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage on September 1, 2003. The first was The Netherlands. Since then Spain, Canada, and the state of Massachusetts have followed.
The Belgian Interior Ministry said that when the law first went into effect there was a flood of gay couples marrying but that has slowed over the past year.
Today 3 percent of all marriages in Belgium are now between partners of the same sex.