Posts in tag

taiwan


singapore prime minister nephew Li Huanwu same-sex marriage

Li Huanwu, the nephew of Singapore’s Prime Minister, has tied the knot with his partner in South Africa. Same-sex marriage is not legal in Singapore, and gay sex is still illegal under the country’s Colonial-era Penal Code. Huanwu and his partner Heng Yirui shared the news of their marriage late last week. Yirui shared photos …

36
taiwan gay couple same-sex marriage legalised weddings taipei

Around 300 same-sex couples in Taiwan tied the knot on the first day of the country’s same-sex marriage legislation coming into effect. Taiwan made history last week when it became the first Asian nation to legalise same-sex marriage. More than 150 same-sex couples were scheduled to register marriages in capital city Taipei alone on Friday, …

40
Taipei Pride Festival in Taiwan same-sex marriage

Taiwan’s parliament has passed same-sex marriage legislation in a historic first for Asia. The country’s government passed legislation on Friday allowing same-sex couples legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and adoption. Ahead of the vote, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said, “Today, we have a chance to make history and show the …

41
Taipei Pride Festival in Taiwan same-sex marriage

The Taiwanese government has unveiled a draft of its same-sex marriage legislation, in a historic first for Asia. Newly-appointed premier Su Tseng-chang said in a statement on Facebook that the Taiwan cabinet’s proposed law would allow same-sex couples to get legally married. According to Su, the country’s definition of marriage in civil law will remain …

137
Taipei Pride Festival in Taiwan same-sex marriage

Taiwanese lawmakers will enact a separate law for same-sex unions after voters disappointingly rejected marriage equality in referendums last month. The country’s top court ruled in May 2017 that restricting marriage to a man and a woman was unconstitutional, and that marriage equality must be legalized within two years, either through changes the Civil Code …

377

Voters in Taiwan have rejected marriage equality in a series of referendums, creating uncertainty around how the government will respond to a court ruling demanding legal recognition of same-sex unions in the country. In May last year, Taiwan’s top court ruled that the country’s marriage laws violated same-sex couples’ constitutional right to equality and set …

264
Taipei Pride Festival in Taiwan same-sex marriage

An estimated 100,000 people have rallied for LGBTIQ equality in Taiwan as the country prepares for a series of referendums on same-sex marriage in the country. Last year, Taiwan’s top court ruled that banning same-sex couples from marriage was unconstitutional – a historic first for Asia – and instructed authorities to enact laws legalising marriage …

224
Australian Marriage Equality meets with same-sex marriage activists in Taiwan

Taiwan will hold a public vote on November 24 on whether the country should recognise same-sex marriage. The country’s top court ruled last year that same-sex couples in Taiwan have the constitutional right to marry, a historic first for Asia. The court instructed authorities to enact laws legalising marriage equality within two years. But the …

207
Australian Marriage Equality meets with same-sex marriage activists in Taiwan

Twelve months after Australia’s postal survey, “yes” campaign group Australian Marriage Equality has raised close to $10,000 to help Taiwan supporters win same-sex marriage in their own looming public vote. Last year, Taiwan’s top court ruled in favour of marriage equality – a historic first for Asia – and instructed authorities to enact laws legalising …

215