3,500 marriages mark Taiwan's same-sex marriage legalization

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 3,500 gay couples have tied the knot in Taiwan since the island nation became the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriages, in May 2019. According to the ...

U.S. medical schools boost LGBTQ students, doctor training

Aliya Feroe recalls the flustered OB-GYN who referred her to another physician after learning she identified as queer. For Rhi Ledgerwood, who was designated female at birth, identifies as trans and d...

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)...

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...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, June 17, the 168th day of 2019. There are 197 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 17, 1...

More than 250 same-sex couples to register marriage in Taiwan

More than 250 same-sex couples are waiting in line to be registered as spouses at government household affairs agencies around Taiwan after it became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex mar...

Taiwan set to legalize gay marriage despite legislative hurdles

TAIPEI (DW) -- Over 1,500 pro-marriage equality supporters gathered outside Taiwan's legislature earlier this week as lawmakers tried to smooth out differences among three competing draft bills on...

Taiwan KMT delays introduction of counter same-sex marriage bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite pleas from marriage equality opposition group Happiness of the Next Generation Alliance, Kuomintang legislators will not introduce a draft bill that would see same...

Japanese same-sex couples sue for equal marital rights

TOKYO (AP) — Ken Kozumi and Kenji Aiba have held onto a marriage certificate they signed at their wedding party in 2013, anticipating that Japan would emulate other advanced nations and legalize same-...

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...

For same-sex couples, a new path to legal parenthood

BOSTON (AP) — When Sara Watson's partner got pregnant with their son through in vitro fertilization, they were overjoyed. Then the fear came. They weren't married, so Watson had no l...

Czech lawmakers to debate bill to allow same-sex marriage

PRAGUE (AP) — The lower house of the Czech Parliament is set to begin debating a bill that could give same-sex couples the right to marry. The bill was drafted by a group of lawmaker...

Greece allows same-sex couples to foster children

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece has approved new legislation that will allow homosexual couples to foster children, as part of a shake-up of the country's adoption and fostering laws. L...

Gay pride parade organizers sue Mississippi city over denial

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two women sued a Mississippi college town Monday over its denial of a permit for a gay pride parade, saying the city had denied their constitutional rights to free expression and...

Gay marriage becomes law in Australia; weddings start in Jan

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Gay marriage in Australia became a law Friday as the prime minister gained a final signature on a bill hours after it was overwhelming endorsed by Parliament, and the nation...