There are five islands in the region where same-sex marriage is legal and other islands where symbolic same-sex marriages are a common practice. Find out where by reading more.
Tourists don’t usually associate the Caribbean with same-sex marriage, but you might be surprised to learn that there are five islands in the region where same-sex marriage is legal and a handful of other islands where symbolic same-sex marriages are a common practice.
Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands recently became the two latest Caribbean destinations where same-sex couples can legally wed.
In late June, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled for marriage equality and that same-gender couples have the constitutional right to marry in all 50 states and all U.S. territories. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are covered by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Civil marriage equality at the territory level is now legal.
These two destinations join Saba, Bonaire and St. Eustatius as the other Caribbean destinations where same-sex marriage is legal. Ironically, Bonaire and St. Eustatius are not as LGBT welcoming as other islands that do not allow same-sex marriage such as St. Maarten/St. Martin and Curacao.
Source: Travel Agent Central