The China Post
Date: December 6, 2017
Recently, The New York Times posted an article entitled “17 Things That Happened for the First Time in
2017”. 17 critical moments from this year which might mean for the year ahead were chosen, and “Taiwanese court rules in favor of same-sex marriage” was listed as the top line.
According to the article reprinted by The New York Times from Turning Point on December 4th, “17 things that happened for the first time in 2017” includes 17 critical and meaningful events around the world. Among them, “Taiwanese court rules in favor of same-sex marriage” was listed in the first place. As mentioned in the article, “Taiwan’s constitutional court has ruled that the country’s civil laws barring same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, giving the legislature two years to fix current laws or enact new ones allowing gay marriage.” Furthermore, the article stresses that it would make the island nation the first in Asia to do so.
Besides, the second and third lines respectively are “Storing image files in living memory” and “Brazil grapples with first strike in 20 years”, in which worker were angered by President Michel Temer’s calls to overhaul labor laws and trim the nation’s generous pension system. [FULL STORY]