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17 May 2019

In Asia’s first, Taiwan’s parliament legalises same-sex marriage

In Asia’s first, Taiwan’s parliament legalises same-sex marriage

The Parliament voted in favor of a Government bill offering same-sex couples rights similar to those enjoyed by opposite-sex couples. The bill passed with 93 lawmakers voting for the bill, 66 opposing, and 27 abstaining.

 

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Reader's Comments

1. 2019-05-17 16:41  
Congratz!
2. 2019-05-17 20:59  
This is great news, but without the word "marriage" in the bill, this is nothing better than "separate but equal". The ruling DPP were cowards not to stand up to the conservatives.
3. 2019-05-19 15:04  
From what I have read the wording of the new law does indeed include the word "marriage". It permits same-sex couples to form "exclusive permanent unions" and apply for "marriage registration". To me that is more than clear.

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