Date: May 1, 2020
By: Lily Wakefield
Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage on May 17, 2019, which also happened to be International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.
Legislators voted for a government-backed bill that would define a union between a same-sex couple as a marriage.
Conservative opponents had proposed rival bills that would define the partnerships as “same-sex unions” or “same-sex familial relationships”, but Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen’s Democratic Progressive Party pushed through the law. [FULL STORY]