Pitcairn Island: World’s smallest country, with no gay couples, legalizes same-sex ‘marriage’

Pitcairn Island, a tiny speck in the Pacific that is home to just 48 people, has passed a law allowing same-sex marriage, but has no gay couples wanting to wed.

Pitcairn deputy governor Kevin Lynch said on the new law came into effect on 15 May but initially was not published online after the island’s website encountered some technical problems. He said the change was suggested by British authorities after England, Wales and Scotland legalised same-sex marriage last year. The law change was unanimously approved by the local council.

As with most law changes, she said, a notice was put up on the verandah of the town hall and a second at the island’s general store. Read More