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Taiwan becomes first COUNTRY in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage

Discussion in 'Asia-Pacific Politics' started by AsianActivist, May 18, 2019.

  1. AsianActivist

    AsianActivist Member

    May 2, 2016
    Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage in historic first for Asia - 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.

    The vote came almost two years after the island's Constitutional Court ruled that the existing law -- which said marriage was between a man and a woman -- was unconstitutional. The panel of judges gave the island's parliament two years to amend or enact new laws.

    On Friday -- only a week off the two-year deadline -- lawmakers in Taiwan's Legislative Yuan passed a bill making same-sex marriage a reality. It will go into effect on May 24.​

    Just another one of a thousand reasons why I support Taiwanese independence. While China jails innocents, including members of the LGBTQIAP community, Taiwan is moving forwards and becoming a shining beacon of democracy and human morality.
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  2. Skwim

    Skwim Veteran Member

    Jun 20, 2010
    Good for them.

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