PHOTO STORY: Taiwan Reacts to Landmark Gay Marriage Ruling

The News Lens
Date: 2017/05/24
By: Olivia Yang

Moments before and after Taiwan’s top court rules in favor of gay marriage.

The crowd cheers as the Constitutional Court says banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Photo Credit: The News 3Lens/Olivia Yang

A top Taiwan court ruled in favor of

Long time LGBT rights activist Chi Chia-wei preparing the rainbow flag he characteristically 3drapes over his back.

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.


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