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Taiwan: same-sex marriage legalised

Taiwan’s parliament has legalise same-sex marriage following a vote on Friday. Taiwan has become the first in Asia to do so.

Hundreds of gay rights supporters gathered outside the parliament in Taipei to await the landmark ruling.

Taiwan’s constitutional court ruled In 2017 that same-sex couples had the right to legally marry and gave Parliament a two-year deadline to pass the changes by 24 May.

Associated Press reports that Taiwan’s acceptance of gay and lesbian relationships began in the 1990s when leaders in today’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party championed the cause to help Taiwan stand out in Asia as an open society.

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