That makes Taiwan the first place in Asia with a comprehensive law both allowing and laying out the terms of same-sex marriage. Monitor Movie Guide.
Mainland China, ruled by the authoritarian Communist Party, remains much more conservative and officials have repeatedly discouraged even the discussion of legalizing same-sex marriage. Groups have been campaigning for the change for years and many see the Taiwanese law as still incomplete — gay couples are restricted from adopting children aside from those related to one partner.
The couple, who have been together for a decade, posed for a photo with new identification many see the Taiwanese law as still incomplete gay couples that denoted their married status. Reuse this content. Religion, conservative values and political systems that discourage LGBT activism have slowed momentum toward same-sex marriage in many Asian countries from Japan through much of Southeast Asia, although Thailand is exploring the legalization of same-sex civil partnerships.
He and his partner are not planning to marry at the moment, he said, explaining that they will only marry once full marriage equality is enshrined in Taiwanese law. Digital subscription includes: Unlimited access to CSMonitor. Cancel anytime.
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A few days later he flew to Taiwan to watch two male friends register their marriage after 14 years together. Taiwan's Constitutional Court in May said the constitution allows same-sex marriages and gave parliament two years to adjust laws accordingly.
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