Change will take effect in 2023
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
For years, activists have been demanding that the Civil Code be amended in order to bring the country in line with a wide range of other nations. The age of majority is 18 in most Western countries, and Japan fixed the threshold of adulthood at 18 in 2018.
Legislators from both the ruling and opposition parties, the Cabinet, and the Judicial Yuan agreed to merge their proposals on Nov. 25. The Legislative Yuan on Friday officially passed the document after its third reading, CNA reported.
The minimum age of marriage remains 18 for men but has been raised from 16 to 18 for women in the name of equality. [FULL STORY]