TAIPEI, Taiwan — Thousands of marriage-equality advocates celebrated Friday into the pouring rain outside Taiwan’s legislature because it voted in order to become the initial in Asia to completely legalize same-sex unions.
The law — that allows for same-sex partners to try to get “marriage registration” included in “exclusive permanent unions” — arrived a week before Taiwan’s codes barring same-sex wedding would have already been immediately dropped by court purchase.
Lawmakers had faced stress from LGBT groups demanding sweeping modifications and from spiritual teams among others opposing the modifications. Friday’s 66-to-27 vote acknowledges same-sex marriages and provides partners lots of the income tax, insurance coverage and child-custody advantages open to male-female couples that are married.
Taiwan’s high court ruled on May 24, 2017, that barring same-sex couples from marrying violates the Taiwanese constitution and provided the legislature couple of years to pass through a corresponding legislation or see same-sex wedding become legalized immediately. Continue reading Taiwan becomes first in Asia to legalize marriage that is same-sex