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Taiwan set to legalise gay marriage
Date 02-27-2017 | Views  4267

 

Taipei: Taiwan is shaping up to become the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage.

Alongside its vibrant youth culture, gay and lesbian causes have gone from scorn to acceptance in barely a generation, to the point that parliament is now expected to soon legalise same-sex marriage.

President Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan's first female head of state, supports the idea and MPs are working on three same-sex marriage bills, one of which could be passed within months.

About 80 per cent of Taiwanese between ages 20 and 29 support same-sex marriage, said Tseng Yen-jung, spokeswoman for the group Taiwan LGBT Family Rights Advocacy, citing local university studies, according to a report by Associated Press.

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