And South Africa Will Make 5
South Africa on Thursday became the fifth country to legalize same-sex marriage.
The Constitutional Court, the highest court in South Africa, ruled that it is unconstitutional to deny gay and lesbian couples the right to marry.
The court ordered Parliament to amend marriage laws within 12 months. If it fails to act within that timeframe, the court said the ruling would automatically change the law to include same-sex unions.
"The current definition of marriage is considered to be inconsistent with the constitution," the written ruling said.
That would make South Africa one of 5 nations to allow gay marriage. The others are Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Canada.