It's been several years that we expect to know what will be the first Asian country to legalize marriage equality and Vietnam has just made a big step, placing the country at the top of the list, removing the ban on same-sex marriage.
While Taiwan offers at present no recognition to unions between persons of the same sex, there is no law allowing marriage equality nor law allowing adoptions by same-sex couples, an aboriginal village, enacting its own rules, just recognized the adoption of a child by a lesbian couple.
This is a first in India where a transgender person was elected mayor!
(Warning, it's hard not to laugh when reading the following lines.)
As ... surprising ... this is going to sound, a political party in Malaysia opposes marriage equality because it is afraid that lesbian partners have bigger breasts than their mothers. (no kidding)
After having initially considered the school project on gay rights of two students as inappropriate, a Canadian Catholic school finally decided not to ban it.