Taiwan has legalized same-sex marriage, the first of any Asian state, with the passage of legislation giving gay couples the right to marry. Constitutional Court said that marriage was between a man and a woman until two years back. The vote came and the judges gave a two-year notice to amend or changes the laws.
On Friday, only a week off the two-year deadline lawmakers in Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan passed a bill making same-sex marriage a reality. It will go into effect on May 24.
After the vote, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen tweeted:
“Today we have a chance to make history and show the world that progressive values can take root in an East Asian society.”
This is not only historical for the LGBTQ community but also for the entire continent
Thousands of supporters of same-sex marriage waited outside the legislature in Taipei in the rain for the decision.
The bill also stops short of granting full adoption rights to same-sex couples, allowing only one partner to adopt the biological children of the other.
At last but not least, I would like to say that I can’t wait to see when this will happen in India.