Marrying in the same gender is no more considered a taboo. It was there from the ages but never came out into lime light because of societal issues.
Same-sex marriage is sometimes referred to as marriage equality or equal marriage, particularly by supporters.
Law enabling same-sex marriage was enacted this year on August 19th, 2013 in fifteen countries.
Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada ,Denmark, France, Netherlands, NewZealand, Iceland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Uruguay and several sub-national jurisdictions (parts of Mexico and the United States allow same-sex couples to marry. A law has been passed by the United Kingdom, effective in England and Wales, which is expected to be fully in force in 2014.
Parents' financial, psychological and physical well-being is enhanced by marriage and that children benefit from being raised by two parents within a legally recognized union. As a result, same-sex marriage to be legally recognized as it will be beneficial to the children of same-sex couples.
Same-sex marriage can remove legal obstacles to the adoption of children by persons. Adoption can take the form of a joint adoption by a same-sex couple or adoption by one member of same-sex couples of the other's biological child. All countries which allow same-sex marriage also allow joint adoption, with the exception of Portugal.