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Taiwan set to legalize same-sex marriage
2016-11-10

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In a first for Asia, Taiwan appears set to legalize same-sex marriage.

Taiwanese lawmakers are working on three bills in support of marriage equality, one of which is already listed for review and could be passed within months. Same-sex marriage also has the support of President Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan's first female head of state.

A spokeswoman for the group Taiwan LGBT Family Rights Advocacy ( citing university surveys ) said approximately 80 percent of Taiwanese between ages 20 and 29 support same-sex marriage.

Taiwan would join Canada, Colombia, Ireland, the United States and 16 other countries that have legalized same-sex marriage over the past 15 years, the Human Rights Campaign noted.


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