September 24, 2021

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In Taiwan, the marriage of the Taiwan-McCannis gay couple marks progress

Ding Se-yen from Taiwan, and her husband Leong Sin-phi from Mecca at their wedding on August 13, 2021 in Taipei.

A Taiwan-McKenzie gay couple got married in Taipei on Friday, August 13, after winning a long lawsuit, calling for allowing same-sex unions on the island. Taiwan became May 2019 The first area to legalize same-sex marriage in Asia. However, the law also imposes restrictions on gender couples, especially with regard to adoption or reunification with foreigners.

Therefore, Taiwanese can marry same-sex foreigners until they come from a country where same-sex marriage is allowed. Ding Se-yen from Makkah and his partner Leong Sin-phi won legal action against the rule. But this court ruling only applies to them, and other foreign homosexuals must also take legal action. “This is the first victory. Other foreign couples can not get married yet. We ask for full recognition.”Mr Ding, 29 said.

Six thousand gay couples have been married since 2019

“We hope this will make the government aware of the need for equality.”, Mr. Leong, 33 said. The court ordering the state to register same-sex marriage was granted in May. In 2019, the couple asked to register their marriage, but their request was rejected. “We’ve been waiting two years and we can finally get married.”, Welcomed Mr. Ding and showed him his new identity card, which contains her husband’s name.

The couple formed a joint venture aimed at helping more than a hundred Taiwanese from countries where same-sex marriage is illegal, including China, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam. “Marriage is a basic human right, and it is unimaginable because the partner is from a particular country and he or she is a victim of discrimination.”, Said the couple’s lawyer, Victoria Hsu.

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M pressure groupMe Hsu, the Taiwanese Alliance for the Promotion of Civil Partnership Rights, has appealed to the government’s main oversight body to look into the matter. The island is at the forefront of gay rights. In 2019, 200,000 people attended the Taipei Pride March to celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage. Because The practice of the law recognizing the marriage of same-sex couplesNearly 6,000 couples have registered their association.

World with AFP