May 24, am Updated January 28, am. It says authorities must either enact or amend relevant laws within two years, failing which same-sex couples could have their marriages recognized by submitting a document. Both the ruling and major opposition parties support legalization of same-sex marriage, as do a majority of the public and President Tsai Ing-wen. Gays and lesbians in Taiwan have formed an effective lobby in recent years, with an annual Gay Pride march drawing tens of thousands.
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Taiwan becomes first place in Asia to recognize gay marriage
Taiwan has become one of the most gay friendly places in Asia. It has long been a gay trailblazer, famous for having progressive LGBTQ laws, the largest pride in Asia and even a God devoted to homosexual love with his own temple in New Taipei City. In May , Taiwan made history by becoming the first nation in Asia to implement gay marriages. This is immense! Nowhere else in Asia comes close to this achievement. For example, whilst other gay friendly places in Asia like Thailand , Cambodia , Japan , Hong Kong, Nepal and the Philippines may have started discussing the implementation of gay civil union laws if at all! Except Taiwan!
Taiwan set to legalize same-sex marriage, a first for Asia
Three Taiwanese couples married in a Christian chapel on the grounds of Tunghai University in the city of Taichung on Tuesday in what are believed to be the first Christian same-sex weddings in Taiwan. The ceremonies were presided over by the Rev Elias Tseng — the first openly gay Christian pastor in Taiwan. Milly Hou, one of the organizers of the ceremony, told Focus Taiwan that she hoped her gay and lesbian friends would soon be able to legally marry. However nearly 20, people attended a free concert by pop star A-mei on Sunday in support of same-sex marriage.
CNN Lawmakers in Taiwan have approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, a landmark decision that makes the self-ruled island the first place in Asia to pass gay marriage legislation. On May 17th, in Taiwan , LoveWon. We took a big step towards true equality, and made Taiwan a better country. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.