Taiwan parliament to vote on Asia's first gay marriage bill

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*Taipei:* Taiwan's parliament began debating Asia's first gay marriage law on Friday as conservative lawmakers launched a last-ditch attempt to scupper the most progressive bill in favour of a watered-down "civil-union" law. Hundreds of gay rights supporters gathered despite heavy rain near Taipei's parliament as a mammoth...

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Taiwan Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
Taiwan Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Passage of the legislation means that Taiwan is the first Asian country to legalize gay marriage. The bill goes into effect on May 24. Taiwan has a large gay community and hosts Asia's biggest gay pride festival. Despite this, the issue of gay marriage has divided the country. A November referendum saw 67% of voters reject same-sex marriage. Proponents of the bill call its passage a "historic moment." Victoria Hsu, TAPCPR, via CNN

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