By Michelle YUN
Taipei (AFP) — Taiwan’s presidential elections in January are expected to
usher in a new political era, and many hope it will also see the island become the first Asian power to legalise same-sex marriage.
Taiwan — the host of Asia’s biggest gay pride parade — is already one of the region’s most forward-thinking societies when it comes to gay rights, and this year three of the country’s biggest cities began allowing gay couples to register as one household.
But a move towards marriage equality has remained stagnant in parliament for over two years and some activists say they need to look beyond the country’s two dominant political parties if they are to achieve their goal. [FULL STORY]