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Taiwan parliament to vote on Asia's first gay marriage bill

Mid-Day Friday, 17 May 2019 ()
*Taipei:* Taiwan's parliament began debating Asia's first gay marriage law on Friday as conservative lawmakers launched a last-ditch attempt to scupper the most progressive bill in favour of a watered-down "civil-union" law. Hundreds of gay rights supporters gathered despite heavy rain near Taipei's parliament as a mammoth...
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Taiwan Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Passage of the legislation means that Taiwan is the first Asian country to legalize gay marriage. The bill goes into effect on May 24. Taiwan has a large gay community and hosts Asia's biggest gay pride festival. Despite this, the issue of gay marriage has divided...

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