Taiwan Top Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Legal, a First in Asia
Taiwan’s top court has cleared the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to grant same-sex couples the right to marry.
A panel of 14 grand justices ruled Wednesday that the definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman in Taiwan’s civil law violates constitutional guarantees of equal protection.
The panel of judges has given the island’s parliament, known as the Legislative Yuan, two years to amend or enact new laws, which could potentially make Taiwan the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage.
Good, they beat Western countries like Australia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Czech Rep., Slovenia, et. al. A great step in the right direction.