3 days Taiwan approves same-sex marriage in first for Asia 9news
Taiwan has legalised same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades.Lawmakers pressured by LGBT groups as well as by church organisations opposed to the move approved most of a government-sponsored bill that recognises same-sex marriages and gives couples many of the tax, insurance and child custody benefits available to male-female married couples.That makes Taiwan the first place in Asia with a comprehensive law both allowing and laying out the terms of same-sex marriage.Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, a supporter of the law, tweeted: ... more