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...

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...

Taiwan sees first same-sex divorce less than 1 month since legalization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A couple in southern Taiwan had the dubious distinction of being the first in Taiwan and Asia to file for a same-sex divorce, a little over three weeks after same-sex marriage ...

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...

526 gay couples register for marriage on first day of legalization

TAIPEI (CNA) — A total of 526 same-sex couples registered for marriage in Taiwan on Friday, the first day same-sex marriage was legal in the country. According to statistics compiled by the M...

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...

Taipei same-sex couple becomes first in Taiwan and Asia to legally marry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As same-sex marriage registrations begin today following the Legislative Yuan's passing of Asia's first same-sex marriage law, the first couple officially wed this morn...

Taiwan holds first joint wedding for gay and straight couples

Taiwan's first joint wedding ceremony for gay and heterosexual couples took place in Taipei Saturday (May 18), one day after same-sex marriage was made legal in the nation. Taiwan made history ...