On-site or telephone bookings can be made starting Tuesday
By: Teng Pei-ju,Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government announced on Tuesday (April 23) that it would allow gay couples to “book” their marriage registration starting today, one month before the deadline set by Taiwan’s Constitutional Court for the government to legalize same-sex marriage in the country.
To assist same-sex couples planning their marriages for May 24, the first day of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Taiwan, the city government decided to take on-site and telephone bookings for marriage registration starting Tuesday, said the city’s Department of Civil Affairs via a press statement.
The staff at house registration offices across the city will do whatever they can to help couples complete necessary marriage registration procedures on May 24, and to update their ID cards and household certificates, said the department.
On May 24, 2017, the Constitutional Court ruled that the articles in the Civil Code which exclude same-sex couples from establishing marriage were unconstitutional.