Taiwan becomes first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage, provides couples with insurance and child custody rights

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Taiwan's legislature has passed a law allowing same-sex marriage in a first for Asia. The vote Friday allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance, and child custody.

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Taiwan's Parliament Legalises Same-Sex Marriage
In a first for Asia, lawmakers in Taipei have approved a bill which enshrines same-sex marriage into law, as well as securing tax, insurance and child custody rights for same-sex couples. LGBTQ activists have campaigned for two decades for marriage rights, which were first approved by Taiwan's Constitutional Court in 2017. The court gave parliament a deadline of 24 May 2019 to make the necessary legal changes.

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