Taiwan Became The First Asian Country To Legalize Gay Marriage

Asia achieved a historic milestone recently as Taiwan became the first country to legalize same sex marriage.

Lawmakers in Taiwan approved a bill legalizing gay marriage almost two years after the self-ruled island’s Constitutional Court ruled that the existing law which claimed marriage between a man and a woman was unconstitutional. The island’s parliament was given two years to amend or enact new laws.

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, who has led the island since 2016, is yet to sign the legislation which she’s expected to do for sure. The bill will go into effect from May 24 onwards.

 

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