Norway has just granted same-sex couples the right to marry. And their version of domestic partnerships is abolished (although those who signed up for them can keep them if they so wish). Next week, California - only marginally smaller in population than Spain and South Africa - will join the list. Added to Massachusetts, more gay people will be able to marry in the US than in any other country in the world. In the end, America still came through as the pioneer of full equality.

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