157 gay couples in Taiwan to wed on May 24

May 24 deadline set by Taiwan’s Constitutional Court in 2017 to amend legal code to permit same-sex marriages

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/04/20
By:  Central News Agency

(By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (CNA) — A total of 157 same-sex couples in Taiwan plan to register to get married at household registration offices on May 24, the day that the Constitutional Court set for same-sex marriages to be legalized, the Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights (TAPCPR) said in a recent Facebook post.

To mark the historic day, TAPCPR, a local LGBTI rights organization, is also organizing a traditional wedding banquet outside the Presidential Office in Taipei on May 25.

Writer Chen Hsueh’s (陳雪) and her partner will be among the couples to register to get married that day.

The marriage registration and wedding plans are being organized despite ongoing uncertainty over how Taiwan’s legislature will handle competing demands from groups in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage and those opposed to categorizing same-sex unions as marriages.    [FULL  STORY]

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