More cities and counties in Taiwan introduce gay partnership registry

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/06/07
By: Yuris Ku and Elaine Hou

Taipei, June 7 (CNA) Six more cities and counties in Taiwan have recently decided to

(CNA file photo)

allow same-sex partnership registration in the wake of a ruling by the Constitutional Court in favor of gay marriage on May 24, a Cabinet official said Wednesday.

Hsinchu City, Miaoli County, Nantou County, Pingtung County, Kinmen County and Lienchiang County recently agreed to allow gay residents to list their partners in city household registration records, bringing to 17 the number of cities and counties in Taiwan that register such partnerships, said Chen Mei-ling (陳美伶), secretary-general of the Executive Yuan.

Chen made the remarks after attending a cross-agency meeting earlier in the day to discuss issues related to the legalization of same-sex marriage.    [FULL  STORY]

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