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Taiwan lowers jail time for growing marijuana for personal use

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan on Tuesday passed an amendment that reduces the minimum prison sentence for growing marijuana for personal use from five years to one year and lowered...

Taiwan to raise maximum jail term for drunk driving to 3 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The maximum prison sentence for drunk driving without causing an accident will increase from two years to three, according to a decision by a Legislative Yuan committee Fr...

Taiwan-Singapore couple win right to register same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A high court on Thursday (Nov. 25) ruled that same-sex marriage between a Taiwanese citizen and a Singapore national should be recognized in Taiwan, marking the third cros...

Taiwan to continue with judicial reform after positive IMD ranking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Judicial reform remained a priority in Taiwan as the country reached No. 25 for its justice system on the World Competitiveness Ranking of Swiss business school IMD, the J...

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...

Constitutional Court takes up indigenous Taiwanese hunting rights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Constitutional Court on Tuesday (March 9) held a debate on the constitutionality of convictions of indigenous hunters for using firearms to hunt protected animals in e...

High court paves way for international same-sex marriages in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It is now easier for foreign nationals who come from countries where same-sex marriage is illegal to wed a Taiwanese partner after a high court in Taiwan reversed a decisi...

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...

South Taiwan's Kaohsiung Pride parade attracts over 60,000 in 11th year

More than 60,000 people took part in the 11th Kaohsiung Pride parade -- the largest crowd in its history -- under the theme of "We! Around You!" in the southern city Saturday, according to t...

Taiwan's Judicial Yuan shows it has an open heart

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Judicial Yuan is open for art, with shows taking place on Saturday (Nov. 28) and Sunday (Nov. 29). “Open House Taipei” originates in London, 19...

Same-sex couples wed in Taiwan mass military ceremony for 1st time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two same-sex couples were the first to take part in Taiwan's annual military joint weddings on Friday (Oct. 30). One and a half years since Taiwan became the first ...

2 same-sex couples to take part in Taiwan's mass military weddings Oct. 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two same-sex couples are expected to be the first to take part in Taiwan's annual military joint weddings, which are slated for Friday (Oct. 30). One-and-a-half yea...

Taiwan LGBT activist selected for TIME 100

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prominent Taiwanese LGBT rights activist Chi Chia-wei (祁家威) has been selected for TIME’s 100 most influential people of 2020. Chi, 62, said his initial reaction t...

KMT decries ruling on ill-gotten property act

Opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) has denounced a court ruling upholding the constitutionality of a law governing the assets of political parties, calling the law illegitimate a...