Date: Jun 24, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Social Democratic Party (SDP) legislative candidate Lu Hsin-chieh (呂欣潔) went to
Taipei’s Zhongzheng District Household Registration Office yesterday with her partner to register their same-sex partnership under a new measure the city has adopted.
The Taipei City Government has allowed for the registration of gay couples since Wednesday last week, becoming the second area in the nation to recognize such relationships after Kaohsiung.
If both partners have their household registered in Taipei, a gay couple can register their partnership at their respective district household registration offices.
However, the registration is not legally binding, but rather a symbolic record in the government’s household registration system of the partnership.
Under the regulations, a consent form allowing access to personal information is also signed, in which the signatory can choose to allow medical institutions, social welfare institutions or police access to the partnership registration information. [FULL STORY]