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Taiwan might become Asia's first country to allow same-sex marriage

22 May 2017

Taiwan is becoming the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage. A panel of grand justices will meet at the Constitutional court on May 24th, to debate a disputed law in Taiwan's civil code, that states that marriage should be confined to a man and woman.  Taiwan is regarded as one the most LGBT-friendly places in Asia, annually hosting the biggest gay pride event in the region. However, local polls show that Taiwanese people are still closely divided on the issue.