06/01/2012 07:41 am ET Updated Aug 01, 2012

Top 10 Gay Wedding Destinations (PHOTOS)

The steadily increasing stream of states and countries legalizing gay marriage has dramatically changed the lives of LGBT people and their loved ones in recent years.

Although lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have been getting married in their own private ceremonies for many years, that they can now have their commitments legally recognized in several countries is of profound importance.

It's legal for gay couples to wed in all of the cities below --'s best gay wedding destinations in the world.

-- Michael Brazile

Top 10 Gay Wedding Destinations