By: Chen Che-fon and Lilian Wu
Taipei, May 15 (CNA) Kaohsiung City government said on Friday it will accept
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]