Same Sex Couples Demand Marriage Licenses in Taiwan

Written by scott on August 2nd, 2014

Taipei Couple

Twenty eight same sex couples demanded marriage licenses in Taipei on Friday.

Gay Star News reports:

As part of a campaign seeking same-sex marriage to be legalized in Taiwan, 28 same-sex couples – accompanied by activists from the Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights (TAPCPR) – walked into Zhongzheng District Household Registration Office in Taipei on Friday and attempted to register their unions. Taiwan’s Civil Code stipulates that a marriage must be a union between a man and a woman. The Taipei Times reported that the clerks ‘took the applications with a friendly attitude’ and apologized that the ‘computer system would not allow same-sex couples to make marriage registrations.’

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