There are only around 20 countries worldwide that allow gay couples to get married legally. While most of them are in Europe, Germany isn't one of them. But that might change soon.
Socially conservative Singapore still has colonial-era laws banning sex between consenting men. But for the first time a gay doctor has been allowed to adopt his biological son.
Voters in Taiwan have recently rejected legalizing same-sex unions in a referendum. Taiwan's young generation lost because of a more backward-looking majority of older Taiwanese, says Alexander Görlach.
Education Minister Anja Karliczek has come under fire for questioning Germany's move to legalize gay marriage and the welfare of children of same-sex couples. Opposition lawmakers criticized her "sham arguments."
With massive crowds gathering for a gay pride parade in Taiwan, activists have called on the government to provide them with marriage rights. Christian pastors, foreign tourists and diplomats all showed their support.
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