Same-sex marriage in the British Indian Ocean Territory
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* Not yet in effect, but automatic deadline set by judicial body for same-sex marriage to become legal
Same-sex marriage in the British Indian Ocean Territory, a British Overseas Territory, has been legal since 3 June 2014. An ordinance to legalise such marriages was approved by the Privy Council of the United Kingdom on 28 April 2014.
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All residents of the British Indian Ocean Territory are either members of the British or American armed forces or associated contractors assigned to the Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia. American soldiers are permitted to marry; however, United States Navy regulations prohibit any married couple from being stationed together on Diego Garcia, whether in a military or civilian capacity. Therefore, one member of the couple would be immediately reassigned.
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