Taiwan has made history by becoming the first Asian country to legalize marriage equality. In addition to same-sex marriage, the bill also granted limited adoption rights to same-sex couples. We took a big step towards true equality, and made Taiwan a better country. To accommodate the referendum and comply with the court’s ruling, lawmakers drafted a new law specific to same-sex marriage, which leaves the original civil marriage law as defining marriage between one man and one woman. Phil Robertson, Deputy Asia Director for Human Rights Watch, called the passing of marriage equality a “tremendous victory” for LGBTQ rights.
Source: MetroXpress May 17, 2019 18:45 UTC