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Over 1,000 Same-Sex Weddings Since Legalisation of Marriage Equality In Taiwan

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Following becoming the first Asian nation to allow same-sex marriage, Taiwan has seen over one thousand same-sex weddings in just one month.

Announcing the success of the new legislative change, Taiwan’s Ministry of the Interior confirmed that in its first month of marriage equality, 790 female couples and 383 male couples (totalling 1,173) have since tied the knot.

Taiwan parliament’s landmark legalisation of same-sex marriage last month followed a 2017 ruling by the nations constitutional court, that stated Taiwan would have to allow same-sex marriages within two years, as same-sex couples had the right to legally marry.

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However, Taiwan’s journey for marriage equality was far from over with the government initially holding a referendum, which found that the majority of voters in Taiwan rejected legalising same-sex marriage. 

Despite the referendum, lawmakers were still required to comply with the nations constitutional court ruling, and in May 2019 finally made same-sex marriage legal. 

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