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Taiwan Legalises Same-Sex Marriage

Taiwan has become the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage.

Legislators passed a bill today, Friday 17 May, that defines the union between a same-sex couple as marriage rather than "same-sex unions" or "familial relationships", as proposed by opponents.

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It comes on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia and marks the first country in Asia to enact the change.

Taiwan president Tsai Ing-Wen tweeted ahead of the vote: "Good morning #Taiwan. Today we have a chance to make history & show the world that progressive values can take root in an East Asian society.

"Today we can show the world that #LoveWins."


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"Taiwan has become the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage."