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Taiwan: Tech, banks back same-sex marriage ahead of referendum

Taiwan: Tech, banks back same-sex marriage ahead of referendum

Banking and technology giants, including JPMorgan, Google, and Microsoft on Friday threw their support behind a campaign for same-sex marriage in Taiwan, days before a referendum. Taiwan’s top court declared last year that same-sex couples had the right to legally marry, but conservative groups successfully petitioned for a referendum, and the island will hold a […]

Taiwan: Anger and anxiety as same-sex marriage vote nears

Taiwan: Anger and anxiety as same-sex marriage vote nears

When Taiwan’s top court sided with Chi Chia-wei last year in a ruling that should have paved the way for same-sex marriage to be legalised, the activist thought his three-decade struggle was finally over. But little progress has been made since. Instead, Taiwan is set to hold a series of public votes on November 24, […]

Taiwan: Hundreds of thousands march for marriage equality amid referendum debate

Taiwan: Hundreds of thousands march for marriage equality amid referendum debate

(Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands marched through Taiwan’s capital on Saturday to press the government to deliver on its promise of marriage equality, amid an increasingly heated debate over whether civil laws should recognise same-sex marriage. In Asia’s first such ruling, Taiwan’s constitutional court declared in May last year that same-sex couples had the right […]

Taiwan to hold referendum on same-sex marriage law

Taiwan to hold referendum on same-sex marriage law

(Reuters) – Taiwan will hold a public vote on whether its civil law should recognise same-sex marriage, two election officials told Reuters on Tuesday, reviving a debate over a separate law for civil unions between gay couples. In Asia’s first such ruling, the constitutional court declared in May last year that same-sex couples had the […]

Taiwan: Transgender minister seeks to break barriers

Taiwan: Transgender minister seeks to break barriers

As a transgender woman and one-time anarchist revolutionary, Taiwan’s digital minister, Audrey Tang, has spent her life challenging preconceptions. Now Tang – the world’s only transgender minister – is bringing her iconoclastic approach to the job, seeking to break down barriers between government and business and help entrepreneurs find solutions to social problems. Countries can […]

Federation of Gay Games Official Statement: Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10

Federation of Gay Games Official Statement: Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10

Recent events regarding participants from Taiwan and China have elevated the need for the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) to state its position on matters at hand regarding nationality, ethnic origin and political beliefs. · The FGG looks forward to Paris 2018 – Gay Games 10 organizers successfully hosting 10,317 participants from 91 countries, 4-12 […]

Taiwan: New Female President Supports Gay Rights

Taiwan: New Female President Supports Gay Rights

“In the face of love, everyone is equal. Let everyone have the freedom to love and to pursue their happiness. I am Tsai Ing-wen, and I support marriage equality”.  In a double first for Taiwan, their new president is a woman, and openly gives her support to gay rights. She is also a former academic, […]