Taiwan becomes first Asian country legalising same-sex marriage

Taiwan becomes first Asian country legalising same-sex marriage
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  • calendar-gray 17 May 2019

Taiwan's parliament has become the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage following a vote on Friday, ONAreports citing BBC.

In 2017, the island's constitutional court ruled that same-sex couples had the right to legally marry.

Parliament was given a two-year deadline and was required to pass the changes by 24 May.

Hundreds of gay rights supporters gathered outside the building in the capital of Taipei to await the landmark ruling.

Faiq Mahmudov

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