Taiwan May Be First Asian Country To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Taiwan could set a milestone in Asia as the first country in the region to adopt same-sex marriage laws, according to reports.


The Taiwanese parliament is currently working on three bills that seek to make same-sex marriages legal in the country, one of them already listed for review and could be passed within months.

The support of the LGBT community in Taiwan has been strong, especially as the issue of marriage equality has been supported by President Tsai Ing-Wen, Taiwan’s first female head of state.

The stance on LGBT rights in the country has seen a massive shift in just one generation, with a local study citing that 80 percent of Taiwanese people between 20-29 years old supported same-sex marriages.

Another survey by Taiwan’s United Daily News in 2012 saw that 55 percent of the public was in favor of same-sex marriage, while 37 were against it.

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