Scotland Becomes 17th Country To Legalize Gay Marriage; These Countries Paved The Way First

Try using the arrow keys

Get your best kilt ready! This fall, Scotland will host its first-ever same-sex marriages. The Marriage And Civil Partnership Bill passed in Scotland Tuesday with overwhelming approval from the Scottish Parliament, who voted 105-18 in favor of the bill.

The Scottish bill is a lot like the one passed in England and Wales by the British Parliament last July. It allows civil and religious bodies to "opt-in" to perform same-sex weddings. Now, Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom to have not approved same-sex marriage.

Scotland is now the world's 17th country to legalize same-sex marriage, which is actually pretty shabby when you consider that there are 195 countries across the globe. Take a peek to find out who legalized gay marriage first.

More Slideshows