Luxembourg has passed legislation to establish marriage equality, after the national parliament, the Chamber of Deputies, approved the bill by a vote of 56 to 4.
Xavier Bettel (pictured), the gay prime minister of the small country, said last year that he would make marriage equality one of his top priorities once he took office. The legislation approved Wednesday will also extend full adoption rights to same-sex couples.
Luxembourg is now the 19th country in the world with marriage equality rights, according to the Human Rights Campaign. Scotland is expected to be the next country to join the list, as there are plans to extend marriage rights to its LGBT citizens by the end of 2014.