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Taiwan court ruling on Macau citizen opens door to international same-sex marriages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high court on Thursday (May 6) ruled that same-sex marriage between a Taiwanese citizen and a Macau national should be recognized in Taiwan, opening the door to marriage...

Macron to commemorate 200th anniversary of Napoleon's death

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday is marking the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon Bonapart, the warrior and emperor who famously bequeathed to France its civil code but whose leg...

Taiwan to allow multinational same-sex marriages, but not with China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Judicial Yuan on Friday (Jan. 22) approved an amendment paving the way for same-sex marriages between Taiwanese and foreign spouses, but not if the latter is a citizen...

Taiwan lowers age of majority to 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan on Friday (Dec. 25) approved a government proposal to lower the age of majority — the legal threshold of adulthood — from 20 to 18, but th...

Taiwan to lower age of adulthood to 18 in 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The official age of adulthood will drop from 20 to 18, according to Civil Code amendment proposals scheduled for discussion at Thursday’s (Aug. 13) weekly Cabinet me...

India: Supreme Court grants Hindu women equal rights to father's property

India's Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that daughters have equal rights as sons in Hindu ancestral property. The ruling extends the scope of legislation introduced in 2005 to cases where the fath...

Han obtains only 4.7% of votes in Taiwan student 'presidential election'

Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), the presidential candidate of the main opposition Kuomintang (KMT) secured only 4.7 percent of the votes in a "mock presidential election" held recently by ...

LGBT activists in China seek to change marriage civil code

It was only after her partner’s death that He Meili realized the full meaning of marriage. As a lesbian couple in China, He and Li Qin kept their ties largely unspoken, sometimes introducing ...

LGBT activists in China seek to change marriage civil code

BEIJING (AP) — It was only after her partner’s death that He Meili realized the full meaning of marriage. As a lesbian couple in China, He and Li Qin kept their ties largely unspoken...

Nepal's sexual minorities say progress in rights has stalled

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal seized the lead in equal rights for sexual minorities in South Asia four years ago with a new constitution that forbids all discrimination based on sexual orientation. Ev...

Gays in China push for guardianship agreement as result of Taiwan progress

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following Taiwan’s legalization of same-sex marriage, gays in China are hoping to push for guardianship agreements to boost their visibility. The Chinese governme...

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...

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...

Taiwan set to legalize gay marriage despite legislative hurdles

TAIPEI (DW) -- Over 1,500 pro-marriage equality supporters gathered outside Taiwan's legislature earlier this week as lawmakers tried to smooth out differences among three competing draft bills on...

Taipei City opens bookings for same-sex marriage registration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government announced on Tuesday (April 23) that it would allow gay couples to “book” their marriage registration starting today, one month befo...