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Taiwan agrees, as the first country in Asia for legalizing same-sex marriage

The parliament in Taiwan last Friday for the legalization of same-sex marriage vote. The adopted law occurs in exactly a week in operation.

Taiwan is now the first country in Asia where the marriage between people of the same sex becomes legal.

The Taiwanese supreme court ruled in may 2017 that same-sex couples the constitutional right to marry. The Taiwanese government got from the judges two years, the time to arrange.

In november last year decided voters in Taiwan in a referendum though, for the marriage only as a union between a man and a woman to define. Nevertheless, parliament agreed Friday with the legalization of gay marriage.

AFP graphic showing places where gay marriage and civil unions are legal
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International Day against Homophobia, Bifobie and Transphobia

It is Friday, the International Day against Homophobia, Bifobie and Transphobia. Lgbt-organizations in the entire world attention for the social undesirability of homophobia.

Taiwan is seen as one of the most liberal countries in Asia. It is annually the scene of the largest Pride parade in the continent. By most countries, Taiwan is not recognised as a country; although it is a de facto independent state, is considered by China as a renegade province.

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Taiwanese people cheering in the pouring rain, after legalizing same-sex marriage

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