Taiwan becomes the first place in Asia to recognise same-sex marriage


After months of anticipation, protests, and campaigns, Taiwan made history on Wednesday as the first country in Asia to recognise same-sex marriage.

The ruling panel, made of 14 judges, has ruled that it is unconstitutional to ban same-sex couples from getting married. 

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Taiwan’s government has two years to implement the ruling, failing which same-sex marriages will be allowed to registered anyway. 

People from all across the region took to Twitter in celebration. 

1st in ASIA!!! Congratulations Taiwan for winning #MarriageEquality! #LoveWins! Let the proposals begin! #LoveIsLove ???‍❤️‍???‍❤️‍? pic.twitter.com/30aV8ZyQ1B

— Benjamin Xue (@switchboxben) May 24, 2017 Read more…

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