From tonight, same sex couples can be married in England for the first time. I think the laws in other parts of the UK may be different. 50-60 years ago, this would be unheard of and my parents will be turning in their graves.
In many Africa nations, attitudes are not unlike those here back in the 1950s and 1960s.
Personally I think gay people have every right to marry if they so choose. Many will disagree and think this makes a nonesense of hetrosexual marriage.
Last year my (female) wife and I were invited to a civil partnership ceremony but we were unable to attend.