Marriage equality ban ruled unconstitutional

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Marriage equality ban ruled unconstitutional

Postby Poagao » Thu May 25, 2017 11:58

The Council of Grand Justices ruled that it's unconstitutional to ban same-sex marriage. I could have sworn I saw this on Taiwanease last night, but I can't find it now. In any case, good news. Makes me proud to be Taiwanese.

http://www.ketagalanmedia.com/2017/05/2 ... -equality/

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Re: Marriage equality ban ruled unconstitutional

Postby sandman » Thu May 25, 2017 12:21

Isn't marriage ALL about same-sex? Have I been missing out?
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Re: Marriage equality ban ruled unconstitutional

Postby Kal El » Fri May 26, 2017 08:14

It's a good step in the right direction. :thumbsup:
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Re: Marriage equality ban ruled unconstitutional

Postby Big Vern » Fri May 26, 2017 09:18

sandman wrote:Isn't marriage ALL about same-sex? Have I been missing out?


To spice things up my wife and I sometimes do it on a Wednesday instead of our usual Tuesday.
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Re: Marriage equality ban ruled unconstitutional

Postby Toad » Fri May 26, 2017 10:07

oooh, kinky. Last year we tried it on my birthday instead of at Christmas.

I didn't realise this, but the Constitution is actually available in English. It's quite interesting, if you like that sort of thing. There's a lot of stuff in there that (IMO) properly belongs in the civil code rather than the Constitution. http://english.president.gov.tw/Default.aspx?tabid=1107
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Re: Marriage equality ban ruled unconstitutional

Postby sandman » Fri May 26, 2017 13:22

Big Vern wrote:
sandman wrote:Isn't marriage ALL about same-sex? Have I been missing out?


To spice things up my wife and I sometimes do it on a Wednesday instead of our usual Tuesday.

I have a dog, a cat, a rabbit and a pygmy hedgehog. It is NOT all same-sex.
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Re: Marriage equality ban ruled unconstitutional

Postby cranky laowai » Thu Apr 25, 2019 20:18

The Grand Justices' deadline for enacting legalization is coming up in a month, but has anyone figured out yet just what is going to happen? Word is the KMT and DPP will try to "compromise" with each other on this. That sounds even more confusing.

Is anyone here going to try to get hitched soon? Know someone else who will?
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Re: Marriage equality ban ruled unconstitutional

Postby Icon » Fri Apr 26, 2019 22:58

cranky laowai wrote:The Grand Justices' deadline for enacting legalization is coming up in a month, but has anyone figured out yet just what is going to happen? Word is the KMT and DPP will try to "compromise" with each other on this. That sounds even more confusing.

Is anyone here going to try to get hitched soon? Know someone else who will?



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Re: Marriage equality ban ruled unconstitutional

Postby Dragonbones » Fri May 17, 2019 15:21

Good news today! https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/17/asia ... index.html
"Lawmakers in Taiwan have approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, a landmark decision that makes the self-ruled island the first place in Asia to pass gay marriage legislation. "
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Re: Marriage equality ban ruled unconstitutional

Postby cranky laowai » Fri May 17, 2019 18:13

That's good to see.

But I'm puzzled that, according to a different article, "lawmakers voted 84-6 against an NPP motion to amend the Cabinet's bill to allow transnational same-sex couples from any country to get married in Taiwan." Taiwan could get many, many tourists coming here for marriages (their own and those of friends). Taiwan would have no competition for this in all of Asia! Why shoot itself in the foot this way?

And foreigners wanting to marry their Taiwanese spouses are still out of luck if their home countries don't have similar legalization. (So now they care about reciprocity?)

But, still, a historic first.
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Re: Marriage equality ban ruled unconstitutional

Postby Big Vern » Fri May 17, 2019 20:48

cranky laowai wrote:That's good to see.

But I'm puzzled that, according to a different article, "lawmakers voted 84-6 against an NPP motion to amend the Cabinet's bill to allow transnational same-sex couples from any country to get married in Taiwan." Taiwan could get many, many tourists coming here for marriages (their own and those of friends). Taiwan would have no competition for this in all of Asia! Why shoot itself in the foot this way?

And foreigners wanting to marry their Taiwanese spouses are still out of luck if their home countries don't have similar legalization. (So now they care about reciprocity?)

But, still, a historic first.

Might they be worried about pissing off other countries?
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Re: Marriage equality ban ruled unconstitutional

Postby Bubbha » Sun May 19, 2019 21:26

Though not perfect, it's a major victory for freedom and equality in Asia. Hopefully other Asian countries will follow suit once they see that homophobia is not an "Asian value".

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