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...

Taiwan president promulgates Citizen Judges Act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Wednesday (Aug. 12) promulgated the Citizen Judges Act passed by the country’s legislature, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2023. ...

Taiwan to host world's only Pride parade in June amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As business, sports, and entertainment events around the world are halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan on June 28 will host the only Pride parade in the world to t...

Taiwan grand justices rule adultery no longer a crime

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After an 18-year hiatus, Taiwan's grand justices conducted the second review of a law that classifies adultery as a criminal offense and ruled the adultery law is agai...

Taiwan’s Constitutional Court to debate constitutionality of penalties for adultery

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Constitutional Court (大法官) will debate the constitutionality of criminal punishment for adultery on Tuesday (March 31) after a Miaoli District Court judge s...

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...