Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party unveils a bill offering same-sex couples ‘permanent unions’ as well as limited adoption rights, despite stiff opposition from conservatives
Date: May 11, 2019
TAIPEI, Taiwan – Taiwan’s ruling party unveiled its latest attempt to create Asia’s first gay marriage law on Thursday, May 9, a bill offering same-sex couples “permanent unions” as well as limited adoption rights, despite stiff opposition from conservatives.
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has had a stuttering and troubled journey towards delivering on their 2016 election promise to grant same-sex couples equal marriage rights.
In November, conservatives won a referendum against revising the island’s Civil Code to allow gay marriage, in a blow to President Tsai Ing-wen’s party and a stark illustration of the social divide caused by the issue. [FULL STORY]