Wednesday, 07 June 2017 15:46

Taiwan: The legalization of equal marriage within two years

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Taiwan's highest court recently ruled in favor of marriage equality. The judges said that all laws that oppose marriage for same-sex couples were unconstitutional. On the other hand, it was not yet known how and especially when marriage equality was to be legalized.

So the current laws will be amended in the next two years to include equal marriage. If at the end of those two years the laws were not modified, the court specified that LGBT couples could still officially register their marriage with the administrations.

Instead of amending the civil code, there could also be a new law specifically for marriage equality.

Obviously, this decision could have a positive impact on the rest of Asia. Japan and Vietnam made significant progress in recognizing same-sex couples in recent years.