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Home of San Francisco's 1st same-sex spouses now a landmark

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The hilltop cottage belonging to a lesbian couple who were the first same-sex partners to legally marry in San Francisco has become a city landmark. The Board o...

Proposed law would let Taiwanese women get abortions without spouses' approval

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Health Promotion Administration (HPA) on Wednesday (Dec. 9) announced it will propose eliminating a law that requires women to receive permission from their s...

Charles Webb, author of 'The Graduate,' dies in England

Charles Webb, a lifelong non-conformist whose debut novel “The Graduate” was a deadpan satire of his college education and wealthy background adapted into the classic film of the same name, has died. ...

Taiwan's same-sex marriage marks historic first for Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — CIVICUS, a global alliance of civil society organizations, published its annual State of Civil Society Report, which touted Taiwan's legalization of same-sex marriage ...

Civil rights pioneer and face of gay marriage dies at 95

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gay rights pioneer Phyllis Lyon, who with her longtime partner was among the first same-sex couples to marry in California when it became legal to do so in 2008, has died at her S...

CNN profiles Taiwanese gay rights activist

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 24-year-old female Taiwanese gay rights activist is one of five youths driving change in Asia, according to a CNN report on Thursday (Dec. 26). Wong Yu Cing (翁鈺清) wor...

President Tsai should improve Taiwan govt.'s treatment of Chinese spouses: TAO spokesman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) spokesman Ma Xiaoguang (馬曉光) said in a press conference Wednesday morning (Oct. 16) that Chinese citizens with Taiwanese spouses ar...

MAC aims to amend marriage laws for same sex Chinese-Taiwanese couples

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Straits Exchange Foundation (海基會) on Wednesday (May 29) confirmed that Ministry of the Interior is prepared to grant legal certificates recognizing gay partnerships be...

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 KMT delays introduction of counter same-sex marriage bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite pleas from marriage equality opposition group Happiness of the Next Generation Alliance, Kuomintang legislators will not introduce a draft bill that would see same...

Joint session to be held by Taiwan government on 40 high priority bills Monday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Executive Yuan and the Ninth Legislative Yuan are posed to hold their first joint session of the new year on Monday to discuss priority legislative bills, CNA reports....

Thai official says child bride has returned from Malaysia

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai official has confirmed that an 11-year-old Thai girl who married a 41-year-old Malaysian man has been sent back to Thailand from Malaysia. An official at the So...

Taiwan's LGBTQ still struggling for equal marriage rights

When Taiwan's Constitutional Court decided to recognize same-sex unions in May 2017, the decision wasn't just a watershed moment at home. It made the island the first Asian territory to legali...

Taiwanese woman granted divorce after husband mentions ex-mistress for 14 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese woman has been granted a divorce by the Taiwan High Court on Friday (April 27) on the grounds that her husband constantly mentioned his ex-mistress, undermining tru...

Opponents of gay marriage in Taiwan push back against Constitutional Court ruling

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Feb. 13, the Alliance of Taiwan Religious Groups for the Protection of the Family filed a motion with the Taiwan High Court Administration to call for the Consitiutiona...