DPP extends marriage benefits to same-sex employees

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 27, 2016
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday announced that homosexual party employees would be entitled to the same benefits as married employees, including honeymoon leave and wedding gift money.

The announcement came ahead of the Taiwan LGBT Pride Parade scheduled for Saturday in Taipei.

At a meeting of the DPP Central Standing Committee yesterday, the party said it would expand benefits offered to married employees, their spouses and families to employees who have registered their same-sex partnership with local governments.

Those employees will now be entitled to wedding gift money, honeymoon leave, parental leave, family care leave and bereavement leave for their partner, as well as relief payments and other perks reserved for married employees, DPP spokesman Yang Chia-liang (楊家俍) said.    [FULL  STORY]

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