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Same Sex Marriage Legal in Taiwan

Taiwan becomes the first of any Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage with the passage of a legislation giving gay couples the right to marry.
Same Sex Marriage Legal in Taiwan

Details:

  • On 17th May, the Lawmakers of Taiwan passed part of a bill that would allow gay couples to enter into exclusive permanent unions and apply for marriage registration with government agencies.
  • The 66-to-27 vote recognizes same-sex marriages and gives couples many of the tax, insurance and child-custody benefits available to male-female married couples.
  • Taiwan's high court ruled on May 24, 2017, that barring same-sex couples from marrying violates the Taiwanese constitution and gave the legislature two years to pass a corresponding law or see same-sex marriage become legalized automatically.
  • The process was frequently stalled amid conservative opposition.
  • In November 2018, Taiwan voted in a public referendum to deny same-sex couples full marriage rights.
  • Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) responded by submitting a legislation designed to comply with the court ruling and the referendum result.

Question:

Q. Which country has become the first of any Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage?
a. Japan
b. Taiwan
c. Vietnam
d. South Korea
Same Sex Marriage Legal in Taiwan Same Sex Marriage Legal in Taiwan Reviewed by Neha Verma on May 20, 2019 Rating: 5

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