Recognizing of homosexual marriage in Taiwan as the first Asian country
Kabul- Afghanistan (PMG):
Reporter: Moner Mokhtar
Taiwan’s parliament passed the law of homosexuality as the first Asian parliament. At the same time as the bill was passed, thousands of gay marriage advocates gathered outside the parliament building and were waiting for a positive vote for the parliament. In 2017, the Constitutional Court of Taiwan allowed married couples to marry. After that, the parliament was given a two-year term, which was approved by May 24, 2019, with the necessary changes.
But it pushed the general government to hold a referendum. The results of this referendum showed that the majority of voters did not agree to legalize gay marriage, saying that the definition of “marriage” is limited to the marriage of a man and a woman. Consequently, the government announced that the current definition of marriage would not change in its civil code, and instead would adopt a new law for “marriage of gay men.”