Laurel Wamsley. In a landmark first for Asia, Taiwan has legalized same-sex marriage. Supporters celebrate the bill's passage outside parliament in Taipei on Friday. Taiwan's parliament approved a bill on Friday that legalizes same-sex marriage, making it the first place in Asia to do so.
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Illegal in some contexts. Sexual orientation only. History Homosexual activity in Taiwan? Current status since Dec 25,
Marriage Equality Comes to Taiwan in a Historic First for Asia
Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. Please give now to support our work. Taiwanese gay rights activists have celebrated the island's historic move to legalize same-sex marriage with a mass wedding banquet for twenty couples and more than 1, guests, with hundreds more well-wishers picnicking outside the venue to show their support. Saturday's feast came after the Taiwanese parliament enacted a bill to recognize the rights of same-sex couples, making Taiwan the first jurisdiction in Asia to do so and the twenty-sixth in the world.
Conservative activists protest Taiwan court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriages, May 24, Supporters of gay rights celebrated in Taiwan on Wednesday after the island's highest court made a constitutional ruling in favor of same-sex marriages, the first jurisdiction in Asia to legalize gay marriage. Braving torrential rain, the supporters celebrated with multi-colored rainbow displays made from their cell phone flashlights after the court found in their favor.