Kaohsiung city to allow gays to designate partners in records

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/05/15
By: Chen Che-fon and Lilian Wu

Taipei, May 15 (CNA) Kaohsiung City government said on Friday it will accept

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT) designating who their partner is in city records, starting May 20.

Tseng Tzu-wen (曾姿雯), head of the city government’s Bureau of Civil Affairs, said the nation’s Civil Code only recognizes heterosexual marriages, which means people from the LGBT community cannot register for same-sex marriage.

“But Kaohsiung City, to show respect and good will toward pluralist culture, will allow those from the community to mark their partner in its household registration and conscription information system for the consolations of hearts before laws are revised,” Tseng said.     [FULL  STORY]

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