Taiwan has adopted the first Asian country to a law that the same-sex marriage is allowed. The law grants homosexual couples the same rights as heterosexual couples regarding taxes, insurance and the custody of children. The law proposal of the Democratic progressive party (DPP) of President Tsai Ing-wen won against two competing designs, the less rights and protection for same-sex couples provided.
However, the law is highly controversial, also in Tsais own party. "You can pull scientific findings as a basis for Argumentation for many other law drafts approach. But this design will affect the Religion, the values and Beliefs of the people," said the group leader of the DPP Ker Chien-ming.
the population is a majority against the legalization of same-sex marriage. 72 percent of the population spoke out in a Referendum last November. Nonetheless, the members of the DPP were instructed to vote for the bill.
Tsai had promised the LGBTQ community before her election to the President their support. According to your choice you left it, but rather the courts and the Parliament, for the equality of Homosexual. In may 2017, the constitutional court had declared Taiwan's then same-sex marriage no constitutional objection to the Parliament two years time given to write a law for the legalization.
Already 200 same-sex couples have to register on 24. To get married in may. It is the first day that this will be in Taiwan possible.