Taiwan parliament becomes first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage

Hundreds of supporters gather as parliament votes for bill that specifically included the word ‘marriage’

Taiwan has secured a first for Asia, reaching a landmark decision to legalise same-sex marriage, after its parliament rejected last-ditch attempts by conservative lawmakers to push a watered-down “civil-union” law.

The island’s lawmakers comfortably passed a law allowing same-sex couples to form “exclusive permanent unions” and a second clause that would let them apply for a “marriage registration” with government agencies.

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