In May 2017, Taiwan’s top court ruled that same-sex wedding had been a constitutional right, paving the way in which for this to be the very first territory in Asia to enshrine wedding equality into legislation. That result, nevertheless, is certainly not a done deal.
Conservative teams, including numerous Christian churches, are mobilizing to break the rules against marriage equality prior to the May 2019 due date through which, in line with the court’s judgment, same-sex marriage will immediately become legislation. These teams aspire to hold referendums in November—alongside essential neighborhood elections nationwide—on the public’s acceptance of same-sex wedding.
Taiwan is considered the most LGBT-friendly nation in Asia, and several of its citizens just just take pride with its modern values, specially as none of the next-door neighbors are making techniques to legalize same-sex marriage. An attempt to ban it from competing under the name “Taiwan” at the recent Gay Games in Paris for many Taiwanese, burnishing the country’s achievements in human rights is also important particularly at a time when Beijing is mounting an increasingly aggressive global campaign to assert its territorial claims over the island—including. Continue reading