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Taiwan gay couples plan weddings even as opponents fight back | Bangkok Post: news

News Summed Up 2019-05-15 05:30:00

That is the deadline set by Taiwan's top court to allow same-sex couples to legally wed. In a landmark 2017 ruling, judges said denying gay couples the right to marry violated the island's constitution. The government's bill only allows gay couples to adopt the biological children of their partner. In the last decade, Taiwan has been one of the most progressive societies in Asia when it comes to gay rights, staging the continent's biggest annual gay pride parade. "I believe Taiwan will keep progressing and there will be more amendments in the future to make the gay marriage law better," he said.