Saturday, September 18, 2021

Taiwan parliament legalizes same-sex union


Taiwan parliament has become the first to legalize same-sex union following a landmark ruling made on Friday.

A constitutional court made it legal for same-sex to marry in 2017 but the parliament was handed two years to pass the changes by 24th May.

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In Taipei, Taiwan’s capital gay rights supporters gathered outside parliament waiting to hear the landmark ruling.

Tears of joy run through the supporters while others shouted welcoming the news.

The bill entailed recommendation by lawmakers who referred to partnership as same-sex family relation or same-sex union rather than marriage.

Also read: Brunei to stone to death gay sex offenders as punishment

In addition to that, the government offered limited adaption rights which passed through the floor of the parliament by 66 votes against 27 votes.

The bill will however pass into law once President Tsai Ing-wen signs it.

Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.

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