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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...

Judicial Yuan SG: Constitutional Court ruling on same-sex marriage cannot be overridden by referendums

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Judicial Yuan Secretary-General publicly announced today that the passage of anti-equality referendums cannot override the Constitutional Court’s 2017...

Taiwan's same-sex marriage referendum results show city-county, north-south divides

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To the surprise and disappointment of many in urban centers of Taiwan, a referendum on whether to support same-sex marriage legalization through amendments to the Civil Code wa...

High school students in northern Taiwan show support for LGBTQ community

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Anti-equality referendums triumphing on Saturday (Nov. 24) has left many within the LGBTQ community feeling alone in society, so students at a senior high school in northe...

Legislation to safeguard same-sex unions in Taiwan to be introduced within 3 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Saturday Nov. 24, the Taiwanese public voted on a referendum that saw most voters opposed to altering Taiwan’s civil code to provide for the legalization of same-...

Association of Taiwan Journalists announces its support for equal marriage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Association of Taiwan Journalists (ATJ) has come out in support of equal marriage by declaring today (Nov. 14) that it opposes the contents of referendums 10, 11, and ...

LGBT rights activist praises Taiwan as 'Island of Hope'

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Omar Sharif Jr., an Egyptian activist fighting for the rights of the LGBT community, on Saturday praised Taiwan as an "Island of Hope" for its push to legalize same-sex marri...

Live-stream debate on marriage equality referendum commenced Nov. 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the past few days, Formosa Television has live-streamed debates on each of the 10 public referendums set to take place on Nov 24. Yesterday morning (Nov. 4), the d...

Taiwan to hold referendum on marriage equality reform during Nov. local elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan is set to hold a referendum on whether legalization of same-sex marriage should be legislated through amendments to its civil law during local and regional election...

Taiwanese groups call for 70,000 signatures to enact same-sex marriage referendum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's gender and LGBTQ rights organizations are working tirelessly to garner enough signatures before the end of August to initiate a plebiscite to vote on same-sex marri...

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...

Gay rights coalition launches campaign for legalizing same-sex marriage in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A gay rights coalition set up a billboard advertisement right across from the Executive Yuan offices, calling for legalizing same-sex marriage in Taiwan. The country&rs...

Gender Equality Committee says same-sex marriage law reform process should include LGBTQ community

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- Members of the Gender Equality Committee of the Executive Yuan said last week that the marriage law reform team should include members from the LGBTQ community and experts who ...

Cross-county same-sex partnership registration opens today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Starting Monday, cities and counties in Taiwan that offer same-sex partnership registration will also start to accept cross-county applications. According to the Ministry of ...

Taiwanese enter float in New York Pride Parade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--- After the Constitutional Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage in late May, a group of Taiwanese joined the 2017 New York Pride Parade with a float last Sunday, ce...