Gay Marriage Around the World Support for equality grows every year with a total of 30 countries legalising it so far. The number increases every year and the countries that are hostile seem to be places which are ruled by religious extremists . This is backed up by polling which shows support at around 2 thirds in favour in Australia,US and up to 80% plus in Sweden. I cant see this trend being reversed and can see the majority of nations having similar laws in the next decade. In the spirit of all men being created equal should the US and EU countries take steps to encourage this ? What would you like to see ? For myself I think it can be difficult to overturn prejudice and I dont really know whether the stick or carrot is the best way forward.