Taiwan’s courts have voted to allow same-sex couples to wed. But there’s no clear word on how exactly the law applies.
The largely Catholic nation joins neighboring countries in allowing gay marriages. Judges marginally voted in favor of changing the current law.
The government of Taiwan has survived a last-ditch attempt by conservatives to water down landmark legislation to legalize same-sex marriage. The issue has highlighted bitter divisions on the island.
Taiwan has legalized same-sex marriage. Mainland China is not likely to do the same, says DW's Frank Sieren. But homophobia or prudishness are not the reasons why.
Taipei is due to take a series of decisive steps this week to legalize same-sex marriages before the May 24 deadline set by the island’s top court. However, deep divisions in public opinion may stall the process.
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