By the numbers: Gay marriage around the world The GA Voice Editors August 6, 2010 World 26 Countries — not including the United States — that recognize same-sex unions (through marriage, civil unions or other status). 53 Countries — again not including the United States — with anti-discrimination laws that include sexual orientation. 76 Countries that prosecute people based on sexual orientation. 7 Countries where being gay is punishable by death. Source: International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), reported by The Independent SHARE ON Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website eight − = 4 Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.