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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...

Bangkok Post lists Taiwan president among 24 Women of the Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Thai newspaper the Bangkok Post announced on Monday (March 1) that it has included Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on its list of 24 Women of the Year. In antic...

Same-sex marriages in Taiwan's military chosen as 2020 defining moment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The participation of two same-sex couples in Taiwan's mass military wedding in October has been selected by the BBC as a defining moment that changed Asia in 2020. ...

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...

President celebrates Taiwan's same-sex marriage legalization anniversary

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Saturday (May 17) marked the first anniversary of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Taiwan, and President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took to social media to call for a more...

Taiwan becomes new market for surrogacy after legalization of same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although surrogacy is illegal in Taiwan, more and more same-sex partners have become parents via an overseas surrogate mother, CNA cited Thomas Reuters on Monday (Dec. 23)...

Taiwan makes Washington Post 'good' list

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legalization of same-sex marriage in Taiwan was listed as one of 19 good things to happen worldwide in 2019 by the Washington Post on Tuesday (Dec. 17). Following its t...

Taiwan gay rights pioneer supports President Tsai's re-election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Gay rights activist and Taiwan's first publicly gay person, Chi Chia-wei (祁家威), said Tuesday (Dec. 10) that he would undoubtedly vote for the Democratic Progressive Pa...

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...

3 same-sex couples to join in Taiwan's mass military weddings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- For the first time ever, three same-sex couples have signed up for the annual mass military weddings for two branches of Taiwan's armed services. According to Ministry o...

Lesbian couple to be wed at mass wedding in northwest Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A same-sex couple will take part in a mass wedding ceremony to be held in Hsinchu on Oct. 26. The Hsinchu City Government will host a collective wedding on Oct. 26. The...

Same-sex couples welcome at mass weddings in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taoyuan City and Hsinchu City in northern Taiwan will be holding mass weddings in October, and same-sex couples can also sign up for the ceremony for the first time. Th...

Swedish man one of first foreigners to wed same-sex partner in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Swedish man became one of the first foreigners to marry a same-sex partner in Taiwan when he married his Taiwanese fiancé in Hsinchu City last week on July 3. Swedi...