Restriction on same-sex partnership registration to be lifted

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/06/21
By: Cloudia Liu and Elizabeth Hsu

Taipei, June 21 (CNA) The Ministry of the Interior has improved services for same-sex couples, by urging local governments to lift location restrictions on those wanting to register their partnership before the law is revised to legalize same-sex marriage.

Since Kaohsiung began to issue same-sex partnership certificates on May 20, 2015, making it the first city in Taiwan to do so, most other cities and counties have followed suit, with the exception of Keelung City, Hualien County, Taitung County, Yunlin County and Penghu County.

To serve same-sex couples living in those places, the ministry announced on Wednesday that it has asked cities and county governments offering sex-same partnership registration to receive applications from other areas.

The expanded service will began on July 3, the ministry said.    [FULL  STORY]

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