Taiwan to vote on formal recognition of same-sex marriage

TAIPEI, Taiwan --- Taiwanese legislators are scheduled to decide Friday on legalizing same-sex marriage, marking a potential first in Asia. Lawmakers pressured over the past two years by LGBT groups as well as church organizations opposed to same-sex marriage will choose between bills that broadly legalize the unions and give couples many of the tax, insurance and child custody benefits available to male-female married couples. If the legal changes are approved, Taiwan would become the first place in Asia with a full-scale law on same-sex marriage. Taiwan's Constitutional Court in May 2017 said the constitution allows same-sex marriages and gave parliament two years to adjus...

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