Ruling puts Taiwan on verge of being first in Asia to have same-sex marriage

The China Post
Date: May 24, 2017
By: The China Post

The LGBT community and its supporters across Asia and the world are celebrating today after a landmark ruling in Taiwan that paves the way for same-sex marriage.

The decision cements Taiwan’s role as a trailblazer in the region, where gay rights are often contentious and same-sex sexual activity sometimes outlawed.

Longtime gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei was one of the petitioners who brought the case to the Constitutional Court.

Chi asked the court to rule on whether the Civil Code, which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, was in violation of the Constitution.

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