Legalized Same-Sex Marriage
Taiwan filled front pages when its constitutional court decided that not allowing gay couples to marry is a violation of the people’s rights to equality. This ruling made way for it to become the first-ever Asian nation to permit same-sex marriage. Here, LGBTQ couples can not only hold hands; they can be united by the law.
“I think the legalization was a hard-won battle and I really, really feel for Taiwanese people,” said Kevin from Indonesia in an interview with South China Morning Post.
“Coming from Indonesia, especially, we know how hard the struggle must have been. So I am here to show solidarity,” Kevin added.
Because of this, many couples from other nations have paid a visit to Taiwan to study, or even stay long term. The legalization of same-sex marriage has made the celebration of pride month more colorful and meaningful. This huge step forward has also paved the way for other Asian countries to discuss the ruling and apply it in their society.