Taiwan

LGBTI Rights in Taiwan


ADDED ON: 05/18/2019

Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage in historic first for Asia

Lawmakers in Taiwan have approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, a landmark decision that makes the self-ruled island the first place in Asia to pass gay marriage legislation. The vote came almost…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2019

What Taiwan’s slow march towards legalising gay marriage means for LGBT rights in Asia

To many outside the LGBT community, the May 2017 ruling of the Taiwan Constitutional Court legalising same-sex marriage settled the question. However, outside the public consciousness, there has been a continuous struggle…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2019

Thailand’s LGBT lawmakers bust gender dress code on first day in parliament

Thailand’s new LGBTI politicians busted parliament’s gender-based dress code on their first day in office. Parliamentarians representing the New Power Party dressed in T-shirts and colorful clothing on Wednesday (15 May), contravening…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2019

Taiwan unveils long-awaited gay marriage bill

Taiwan's ruling party unveiled its latest attempt to create Asia's first gay marriage law on Thursday, May 9, a bill offering same-sex couples "permanent unions" as well as limited adoption rights, despite…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2019

LGBT rights backers, foes rally outside Legislative Yuan

More than 1,000 LGBT rights advocates and opponents yesterday demonstrated outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei ahead of a cross-caucus negotiation on bills related to same-sex marriage. At today’s cross-caucus negotiation, legislators…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2019

Taiwan set to get gay marriage despite Christian opposition

MAINLY Buddhist Taiwan, with a population of around 24 million, would have become the first country in Asia to legalise gay marriage following a 2017 ruling by the island’s Constitutional Court that…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2019

Multinationals see benefits in Taiwan same-sex marriage

Some of the world’s largest companies said on Wednesday that plans to grant equal marriage to LGBT+ couples in Taiwan - the first place in Asia to do so - would boost…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2019

Taiwan to amend LGBT education law

Taiwan’s education ministry has revised a 2004 law that promotes sexual orientation and gender identity education in the country’s schools. Luckily, the ministry’s proposed changes this week maintain LGBT-inclusive teaching in elementary…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2019

Groups blast ‘homophobic’ and ‘unjust’ family bill

A coalition of LGBT rights groups yesterday urged Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Lai Shyh-bao to withdraw his draft bill on same-sex families, which they said could undermine the legalization of same-sex…

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ADDED ON: 03/02/2019

Taiwan seeks to become first Asia country with same-sex marriage

A bill that Taiwan’s Cabinet has introduced seeks to make the island the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, despite voters’ rejection of in a nationwide referendum last November. Taiwan…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2019

Cabinet Unveils Draft Bill and Picks a Side in Taiwan’s Gay Marriage Fight

The administration of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has approved a draft bill which, if passed, will make Taiwan the first country in Asia to legally enact marriage equality for same-sex couples.…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2019

Gay parenting ‘boot camp’ moves to Asia to meet growing demand from China

The world’s largest “boot camp” to help gay men become parents will stage its first Asia event next month to address growing demand for surrogates from China and the region, organizers said…

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