25 Apr 2019

Major businesses back equal marriage in Taiwan

Freedom to love is good for business say Google, AirBnB, Mastercard and Microsoft.

Businesses have backed marriage equality in Taiwan as the island’s parliament is still debating the legislation. Freedom to marry would give greater LGBT inclusion in Taiwan, 15 businesses have argued. This would, in turn, promote innovation and social developments, reduce barriers for foreign investment, retain talent, and result in better corporate profitability, they said.

Signatories include Airbnb, Deutsche Bank, Dow, Ernst & Young (EY Taiwan), Google Taiwan, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Mastercard, and Microsoft Taiwan. Taiwan is rushing to legislate same-sex marriage ahead of a 24 May court deadline.

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