Monday 25 September 2017

Taiwan court rules in favour of same-sex marriage, a first in Asia

Supporters take part in a rally ahead of Taiwan's top court ruling on same-sex marriage case which will decide whether it will become the first place in Asia to recognise same-sex marriage, in Taipei, Taiwan May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Supporters take part in a rally ahead of Taiwan's top court ruling on same-sex marriage case which will decide whether it will become the first place in Asia to recognise same-sex marriage, in Taipei, Taiwan May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
A supporter holds a rainbow umbrella during a rally ahead of Taiwan's top court ruling on a same-sex marriage case which will decide whether it will become the first place in Asia to recognise same-sex marriage, in Taipei, Taiwan May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
A Taiwan-shaped rainbow flag is seen during a rally ahead of Taiwan's top court ruling REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Taiwan's constitutional court ruled on Wednesday that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia.

The court, known as the Judicial Yuan, said current marriage laws violate the constitutional rights of same-sex couples and it gave a period of two years for laws to be amended to allow same-sex marriage. 

Reuters

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