Taiwan: Leading the Way on Marriage Equality in Asia?

Written by scott on January 6th, 2013

Will Taiwan become the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage in 2013?

Perhaps, judging from recent developments on the island, where the legislature has held its first hearings on the issue, a move that signifies “a major step towards becoming the first Asian territory to approve marriage equality,” the Shanghai-based Web site Shanghaiist reported, citing Gay Star News.

In another sign that change may be on the way for Taiwan, senior judges recently asked for advice from the country’s constitutional court, the Grand Justices, on whether to legalize same-sex marriages after two men from Taiwan, Nelson Chan and his long-term partner, Kao Chih-wei, filed an administrative lawsuit last year following the rejection by a local registration office in Taipei of their application to marry.

Authored By Didi Kirsten Tatlow – See the Full Story at The New York Times

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. John Golden says:

    FiancĂ©e and I want to be married in a UMC (which doesn’t appear an issue)
    But for many reasons do NOT want the marriage/joining to be recognized by state, local or federsl or for inheritances or legal debts and or benifits.
    Kinda the opposite of what most are fighting for.
    Thanks John

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