Rex Wockner reports that:

It’s country #8 with a national law allowing same-sex marriage.

And country #10 where gay marriage is possible.

Gay marriage also is legal in Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Mexico City, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Washington, D.C.

In Portugal, you can launch the process and get married the same day – “in fact, in less than 60 minutes,” says my local correspondent, who will cover tomorrow’s wedding of Teresa Pires and Helena Paix?£o, who lost a same-sex marriage case before Portugal’s Constitutional Court last July.