The News Lens
By: Olivia Yang
Moments before and after Taiwan’s top court rules in favor of gay marriage.
A top Taiwan court ruled in favor of
gay marriage today, in a landmark ruling that paves the way for the country to become the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex unions. The Constitutional Court Court said Taiwan’s Civil Code, which says an agreement to marry could only be made between a man and a woman, “violated” the constitution’s guarantees of freedom of marriage and people’s equality. It gave Taiwan’s government two years to implement the ruling.