TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan became the beginning in Asia to legalize same-sex wedding on Friday, as 1000s of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags, despite deep divisions over wedding equality.
Lawmakers of this bulk Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) backed the bill, which passed 66 to 27, even though the measure could complicate President Tsai Ing-wen’s bid to win an additional term in presidential elections the following year.
Demonstrators braved heavy rain outside parliament in Taipei, the main city, with a few embracing tearfully as other people hailed the vote with chants of “Asia’s first,” and “Way to go, Taiwan!”
The balance, that offers couples that are same-sex appropriate defenses for wedding as heterosexuals, takes impact on might 24 after Tsai indications it into legislation. Continue reading