Kaohsiung issues nation’s first ‘partnership card’ to two women

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/11/11
By: Chen Chef-fon, Liu Chien-pang and Lilian Wu

Kaohsiung, Nov. 11 (CNA) Kaohsiung, being the first city in Taiwan to register same-sex couples on 17850887May 20, on Friday issued the first same-sex partnership card to two young women.

The couple, Yang Ying-fan (陳盈汎) and Wu Yu-ting (吳羽婷) , was elated about getting the card, believing that this will give them more protection legally and that their partner will less likely “run away “now that it’s formally recognized.

Chen Shu-fang (陳淑芳), deputy director of Kaohsiung City’s Civil Affairs Bureau, was on hand to congratulate the two as well as present them with gifts.

Chen noted that it is not very convenient for same-sex couples to carry documents that register their relation.    [FULL  STORY]

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