Same-sex marriage in Taiwan: 1,827 marriages and 34 divorces

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As of the end of August, nearly 2,000 same-sex couples had registered for marriage in Taiwan, with another 34 having already terminated their marriages, according to a rep...

Tsai honors Taiwan winners of Presidential Hackathon

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- President Tsai Ing-wen honored July 27 the five Taiwan winners of the Presidential Hackathon, praising the teams’ efforts in harnessing the power of innovation and open ...

Taiwan's legislature confirms grand justice nominations

The Legislative Yuan confirmed Thursday President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) four nominees for grand justices. The four nominees are Kaohsiung High Administrative Court President Yang Hui-chin (楊惠欽),...

Taiwan sees over 1,000 same-sex couples marry, 2 divorce since May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Since Taiwan became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage in Asia on May 24, 1,173 same-sex couples have wed, including 28 transnational couples, and two have already...

Taiwan president nominates four grand justices

[Last update: May 27 15:24] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has nominated Judicial Yuan Secretary-General Lu Tai-lang (呂太郎) and three others to the Council of Grand Justic...

526 gay couples register for marriage on first day of legalization

TAIPEI (CNA) — A total of 526 same-sex couples registered for marriage in Taiwan on Friday, the first day same-sex marriage was legal in the country. According to statistics compiled by the M...

South African woman becomes first legal foreign same-sex spouse in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As hundreds of same-sex couples married legally for the first time in Taiwan today (May 24), a South African woman became the first foreigner legally joined in Taiwan as a same...

Taipei same-sex couple becomes first in Taiwan and Asia to legally marry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As same-sex marriage registrations begin today following the Legislative Yuan's passing of Asia's first same-sex marriage law, the first couple officially wed this morn...

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen honors gay rights activist with historic pen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) gave the pen that she signed the same-sex marriage bill into law on Wednesday (May 22) to Taiwan’s gay rights pioneer Chi Chia-wei (祁家威), acc...

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...

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...

Taiwan becomes first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has become the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage after 66 of 93 present legislators on Friday (May 17) voted in favor of four key articles guarant...

William Lai gives best wishes to same-sex unions prior to landmark voting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (May 17) is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT), a day Taiwan's legislators are going to vote on three competing draft bill...