Taiwan sees nearly 3,000 same-sex weddings in year of legalization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since becoming the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex unions in May 2019, Taiwan has seen 2,939 same-sex weddings, the Ministry of Interior said Saturday (Feb. 22)...

Couple weds in Northern Ireland's first same-sex marriage

LONDON (AP) — Two women tied the knot Tuesday in Northern Ireland’s first same-sex wedding, after the region became the last part of the United Kingdom to legalize gay marriage. Care...

Ireland’s two-party system shaken by Sinn Fein surge

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's elections are usually two-horse races. But this time there's a third contender, as a party with historic links to the Irish Republican Army soars in the polls. ...

Trump courts black voters, but opposition remains deep

DETROIT (AP) — President Donald Trump brought African American guests to his State of the Union speech, ran a Super Bowl ad boasting how he’s making the criminal justice system more equitable for blac...

Rugby clubs tighten rules after controversy over Folau move

SALFORD, England (AP) — Israel Folau’s move to French rugby league team Catalans Dragons has prompted angry rival clubs to introduce measures giving them more control to stop what they described as “c...

First for Jabeur as she reaches quarterfinals in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ons Jabeur is the first Arab woman to make it to a Grand Slam singles quarterfinal, and she's proud to lead the way. “I'm trying to inspire many young gen...

Youth and middle class helped Taiwan president win re-election: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A majority of young, middle-class and non-partisan voters turned toward the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and helped President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) win re-electi...

Claim linking sex equity education in Taiwan with STDs refuted

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan FactCheck Center (TFC) has debunked an infographic made by an anti-homosexuality group, asserting that sexual equity education at school and same-sex marriage h...

2020 Taiwan elections: battle of the generations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 general elections in Taiwan have been called a faceoff between the younger and older generations, with surveys showing that at least 50 percent of first-time vote...

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Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 11, the 11th day of 2020. There are 355 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 11, ...

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Iowa swung fiercely to Trump. Will it swing back in 2020?

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Few states have changed politically with the head-snapping speed of Iowa. In 2008, its voters propelled Barack Obama to the White House. A year later, its Su...

Iowa swung fiercely to Trump. Will it swing back in 2020?

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Few states have changed politically with the head-snapping speed of Iowa. In 2008, its voters propelled Barack Obama to the White House, an overwhelmingly wh...

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...

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)...