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Nineteen states in America have passed a gay marriage amendment, constitutionally banning same sex marriage. A total of 43 American states have effectively banned gay marriage, altering marriage legislation to define marriage as between one man and one woman.
Latvia enforced a ban on gay marriage in 2005, and Nigeria passed a bill banning gay marriage in 2006. Homosexuality is still illegal in many countries around the world, including Afghanistan, India, Iran, and many countries in Africa.