Taiwan’s Same-Sex Marriage Law Yet to Fulfill Marriage Equality

2019 Taiwan Pride: Queerness in Asia

The News Lens
Date: 2019/11/01
By: Rik Glauert

Photo Credit: CNA

As Taiwan celebrated same-sex marriage win with the largest-ever pride parade on October 26, these couples are still fighting for their rights.

Mei-hui, a Taiwanese lesbian in her 30s, planned to propose to her girlfriend of six years under the stars near Taitung on Taiwan’s east coast. She prepared a video slideshow with some of their most romantic moments together since they met in 2013 when she was traveling in the west of China.

She had been planning the proposal ever since Taiwan’s highest court in 2017 ruled the country must recognize same-sex marriage within two years. Mei-hui saw marriage as a “way home” to a stable life as she and her girlfriend struggled to set up a life in China together.

But, when the same-sex marriage law finally passed through Taiwan’s parliament in May 2019, it did not allow couples like Mei-hui and her girlfriend to marry.    [FULL  STORY]

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