Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. The Constitutional Court ruled on 24 May that the clauses pertaining to marriage in the Civil Code were unconstitutional. Though Taiwan is widely regarded as the most progressive place in Asia for gay rights—the closest country in the region that has legalized gay marriage is Australia—conservative groups have long tried to pressure legislators to pass a law that does not grant same-sex unions equal rights to heterosexual ones.
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Hsinchu County. While the vote against same-sex marriage does not affect the court ruling, it could make lawmakers more inclined to offer same-sex couples a separate civil union status rather than the same legal status that heterosexual married couples have. Please log in to listen to this story.
The appeal was quickly rejected by the Court. This comment has been deleted. Some two hundred thousand revellers marched through Taipei in a riot of rainbow colours and celebration as Taiwan held its first pride parade since making history in Asia by legalising gay marriage.