But the vote establishes full legal marriage rights in terms of insurance, taxes and child custody, The Associated Press reports. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has since said the death penalty will not be imposed, although he did not repeal the law. We took a big step towards true equality, and made Taiwan a better country. Companies Show more Companies. US Show more US. A same-sex marriage supporter holds a rose to mourn those who have killed themselves because of discrimination.
Tens of thousands of people braved pouring rain Friday to demonstrate in favor of same-sex marriage outside the parliament, as lawmakers began voting on three draft bills, one tabled by the island's Cabinet -- which would ultimately prove successful -- and two watered-down rival bills tabled by conservative groups.
The couple, who had waited 12 years for the law to change, said they felt fortunate to be able to celebrate their union. But gay marriage is divisive in Taiwan. The biggest stories and ideas — from politics to pop culture — in 10 minutes.
We took a big step towards true equality, and made Taiwan a better country.