Taiwan gym owner draws fire after anti-LGBT Facebook post

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A day after Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage, the expat owner of a popular fitness gym in Taipei posted a controversial image and incendiary text that quickly outraged many T...

Gay couple facing marriage obstacles despite passage of historic bill

The historic passage of a same-sex marriage bill in Taiwan last Friday was a moment of euphoria for the tens of thousands of marriage equality supporters gathered outside the Legislature, but for Guzi...

New marriage certificates will not contain words 'same-sex,' confirms Taiwan legislator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New marriage certificates to appear on the Ministry of the Interior’s website will not contain the words “same-sex,” legislator Kolas Yotaka reassured a ...

Taiwan’s new same-sex marriage law to be enacted on May 24

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s same-sex marriage law, titled Enforcement Act of Judicial Yuan Interpretation No. 748, will be enacted on Friday (May 24), after being passed in the legisla...

Disappearance of gay-themed airline ad causes uproar in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Just days after Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, a furor erupted in Hong Kong about an apparent ban on a gay-themed image in a massiv...

Taiwan minister rejects Chinese media attempts to claim credit for same-sex marriage bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chinese state-owned newspaper People’s Daily has experienced significant pushback on Twitter for attempting to claim jurisdiction over Taiwan by bafflingly takin...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, May 19, the 139th day of 2019. There are 226 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 19, 164...

Thousands march in Northern Ireland for same sex marriage

LONDON (AP) — Thousands are marching in Northern Ireland to demand that the region's leaders permit same-sex marriage. The demonstrators in Belfast on Saturday want same-sex couples ...

Taiwan holds first joint wedding for gay and straight couples

Taiwan's first joint wedding ceremony for gay and heterosexual couples took place in Taipei Saturday (May 18), one day after same-sex marriage was made legal in the nation. Taiwan made history ...

Taiwan parliament approves gay marriage bill

Lawmakers in Taiwan on Friday voted 66-27 in favor of a law permitting "exclusive permanent unions" for same-sex couples and to allow them to apply for a "marriage registration" wi...

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More than 250 same-sex couples to register marriage in Taiwan

More than 250 same-sex couples are waiting in line to be registered as spouses at government household affairs agencies around Taiwan after it became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex mar...

UK foreign secretary tweets congratulations to Taiwan for introducing same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Three hours after Taiwan's Legislative Yuan passed the third reading of a bill that legalizes same-sex marriage today (May 17), UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt tweeted con...

Foxconn tycoon laments passage of Taiwan's new same-sex marriage law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- When asked to comment on the passage of Taiwan's landmark law legalizing same-sex marriage, Foxconn founder and prospective Kuomingtang (KMT) presidential candidate Terry G...

Taiwanese stars A-mei, Jolin Tsai react to passage of same-sex marriage law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Top Taiwanese entertainers, including A-mei (張惠妹) and Jolin Tsai (蔡依林), have reacted with joy on social media in response to today's (May 17) passage of Taiwan's same-s...