AIT, EU representative office to join LGBT Pride Parade in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In Taipei on Saturday (Oct. 26), more than a dozen foreign representative offices in Taiwan will take part in the annual LGBT parade, the first since the island nation leg...

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...

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...

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...

Photo of the Day: Chinese stance on Taiwan mocked after same-sex marriage legalized

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A week after the first same-sex couples legally wed in Taiwan, Western and Taiwanese netizens alike have been mocking the hypocritical and contradictory stance that China and i...

Taiwan’s equal marriage momentous, but best seen as Tsai’s final achievement

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- Last Friday was a momentous day in the history of Taiwan. It was on Friday, May 17 that the Legislative Yuan finally passed legislation permitting same-sex marriage in a ...

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...

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...

Taiwan gym owner draws fire after anti-LGBT Facebook post

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A day after Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage, the expat owner of a popular fitness gym in Taipei posted a controversial image and incendiary text that quickly outraged many T...

Legalization of gay marriage set to boost Taiwan’s economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A number of the world’s leading corporations have expressed optimism about the economic outlook of Taiwan after it becomes the first Asian country to legalize same-s...

Taipei City opens bookings for same-sex marriage registration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government announced on Tuesday (April 23) that it would allow gay couples to “book” their marriage registration starting today, one month befo...

157 gay couples in Taiwan to wed on May 24

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A total of 157 same-sex couples in Taiwan plan to register to get married at household registration offices on May 24, the day that the Constitutional Court set for same-sex marriages ...

Taiwan Cabinet releases momentous bill to legalize same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Cabinet on Wednesday (Feb. 20) put forth a draft bill which will act as the legal basis for same-sex marriages, while not changing the civil code, as was demanded ...

Taiwan's justice ministry 'brainstorming' on same-sex marriage bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to the results of referendum No. 12, Taiwan's Ministry of Justice is devising a same-sex marriage draft bill which it will present to the Legislative Yuan befor...

After referendum defeat, Taiwan's premier calls for creating special law for marriage equality

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a referendum in support of changing the Civil Code to allow for same-sex marriages was defeated, and those opposing it were passed in Saturday's elections, Premier Wi...