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Gay Marriage / Gay Rights
Taiwan could become the first Asian country to recognize gay marriage next month.

Taiwan's Constitutional Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in May 2017, punctuating a long campaign by advocates for gay rights in one of the continent's most liberal democracies.

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Taiwan gay pride parade this weekend

Authorities were given two years to either enact or amend relevant laws, failing which same-sex couples could have their marriages recognized by submitting a written document.

Gay rights and anti-gay rights campaigners have organised referendums that will take place alongside local elections on November 24.

Referendum proposals in Taiwan are put to a public vote if they are supported by 1.5 percent of the electorate - a little over 280,000 signatures. They are also legally binding.
Ugh. Why there is such resistance to people getting married has me beat. As long as no one is forced by law to cater for the wedding then I see no harm. If people want to be in a relationship with other consenting adults, have at it.

Gay rights' activists have done a great job fighting for marriage equality in legal courtrooms and within the court of public opinion.

There are now 26 countries which have legalized gay marriage.

Three more countries are expected to be added to the below list in 2019: Austria, Taiwan, and Costa Rica.
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