Taiwan Proposes Asia's First Same-Sex Marriage Law
Feb 21, 2019 09:38 AM EST
Taiwan presented Asia's first same-sex marriage bill on Thursday, draft legislation that would grant similar legal protections to same-sex couples as heterosexual ones, Reuters reports. The bill is a first for Asia, a region not generally known for upholding LGBT rights.
Last year, Taiwan's voters opposed marriage equality in a host of referendums, opting to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Voters supported drafting a special law for same-sex partnerships, which activists cited as discriminatory, according to Reuters.