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Taiwan Becomes First Nation in Asia to Rule in Favor of Marriage Equality

Court says ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional; unless law is amended within two years, marriage equality becomes legal. Taiwan is set to be the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.A top court in the country today ruled that the current law, banning same-sex marriage, is unconstitutional. Marriage equality can become law in two years

This picture taken on November 17, 2016 shows priests from different religious groups holding signs  that read "Oppose the draft of equal marriage" during a protest outside the Parliament in Taipei.  
While support for marriage equality has gained momentum since pro-gay President Tsai Ing-wen came to power in May, so too have resisting voices, revealing a divided society deeply rooted in traditional family values. / AFP / Sam YEH / TO GO WITH Taiwan rights gay marriage politics social, FOCUS by Michelle YUN        (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

The President of Taiwan has said that the process to introduce same-sex marriage in the country has moved on from “conflict” into the “dialogue” phase. President Tsai Ing-wen on Saturday said that the debate around same-sex marriage, which in December passed the first hurdle to be legalised in Taiwan, has moved on. He said: “We

A same sex couple cut a cake during a mass "wedding" party event in Taipei on August 21, 2011.  About 80 lesbian couples tied the knot in Taiwan's biggest same-sex wedding party in the hope that the island will soon follow New York to legalise gay marriage, organisers said. Same sex marriages are currently not legally recognised in Taiwan.  AFP PHOTO / Sam YEH (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill to legalise same-sex marriage in Taiwan ‘will be passed’ soon

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Caucus Whip has said that a bill to legalise same-sex marriage in Taiwan “will be passed” in 2017. The country is one of the most progressive in Asia on LGBT rights, providing some LGBT rights protections and allowing some limited recognition of same-sex relationships. Ker Chien-ming said that he holds no “loating

A same sex couple cut a cake during a mass "wedding" party event in Taipei on August 21, 2011.  About 80 lesbian couples tied the knot in Taiwan's biggest same-sex wedding party in the hope that the island will soon follow New York to legalise gay marriage, organisers said. Same sex marriages are currently not legally recognised in Taiwan.  AFP PHOTO / Sam YEH (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

Taiwan set to become the first Asian country to pass equal marriage

Hopes are high for Taiwan’s same-sex marriage legislation, as a bill heads towards a crucial vote in Parliament. The country is one of the most progressive in Asia on LGBT rights, providing some LGBT rights protections and allowing some limited recognition of same-sex relationships. Lawmakers in the country are hoping to push further on equality issues

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Taiwan elects new President who supports equal marriage

A vocal supporter of same-sex marriage has been elected as Taiwan’s new President. The country, known variously as Taiwan, the Republic of China and Chinese Taipei, made a bold step today by electing Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party as President. As well as being the country’s first female President, Ms Tsai is an outspoken

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Taiwan elects new President who supports equal marriage

A vocal supporter of same-sex marriage has been elected as Taiwan’s new President. The country, known variously as Taiwan, the Republic of China and Chinese Taipei, made a bold step today by electing Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party as President. As well as being the country’s first female President, Ms Tsai is an outspoken

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Taiwan: Thousands march in campaign for same-sex marriage

Thousands marched in Taipei on Saturday, holding rainbow flags, colourful placards and balloons, in support of a bill reviewing Taiwan’s stance on same-sex marriages. The participants came far and wide, from Taiwan, several Asian countries, the United States, and Europe, for the 11th annual parade in Taipei’s business district. Albert Yang, a spokesperson for the

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IKEA Taiwan is being accused of homophobia

IKEA Taiwan releases divisive advert, urges gays to go for younger model. Advert has divided viewers with some calling it offensive and homophobic and others saying there is an element of ‘self-ridicule’. Read more on www.gaystarnews.com