Taiwan made history by becoming the first place in Asia to legalize same sex marriage. The first gay men and lesbian women have been tying the knot.
The largely Catholic nation joins neighboring countries in allowing gay marriages. Judges marginally voted in favor of changing the current law.
In a landmark ruling, Ecuador has become the latest Latin American state to approve same-sex marriage. Constitutional Court rulings are "binding and mandatory" on Ecuadorean authorities.
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.
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.
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