It’s a great day for love and humanity as Taiwan officially legalises same-sex marriage.
We took a big step towards true equality, and made Taiwan a better country.
- Tsai Ing-Wen
Said President of Taiwan, Tsa Ing-Wen.
Good morning #Taiwan. Today, we have a chance to make history & show the world that progressive values can take root in an East Asian society.— 蔡英文 Tsai Ing-wen (@iingwen) May 17, 2019
Today, we can show the world that #LoveWins. pic.twitter.com/PCPZCTi87M
#Taiwan has secured a first for Asia, reaching a landmark decision to legalise same-sex marriage, after its parliament rejected last-ditch attempts by conservative lawmakers to push a watered-down “civil-union” law. (Photo: J. Michael Cole; text AFP). pic.twitter.com/c2lkMGbE05— J Michael Cole (寇謐將) (@JMichaelCole1) May 17, 2019
Thousands of rainbow crusaders celebrated this win outside the Taiwanese parliament waving rainbow flags and crying tears of joy. They waited for the verdict with bated breath and can't be happier with this amazing outcome.
Thread - At lease over 20,000 protesters are gathering outside the legislature in #Taiwan, as legislators prepare to vote on the decisive bill that will legalize same-sex marriage on the island, making it the first Asian country to do so. pic.twitter.com/FPbpiHxUm9— William Yang (@WilliamYang120) May 17, 2019
The law has been passed on Friday (today) and it will come into effect on May 24.
This is not only historical for the LGBTQ community but also for the entire continent. Legalising gay marriage makes Taiwan the first country in Asia to pass this law.
The law was proposed in Taiwan in 2017, after which the parliament was given a deadline of two years. And of course, two years later, Taiwan has prevailed and taken an exemplary progressive stand.
It is also notable that Taiwan passed this law on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.
#Taiwan passes same-sex marriage bill on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia #IDAHOT, becoming the first nation in Asia to legalize #MarriageEquality. #LoveIsLove pic.twitter.com/9bP3ePma35— Ministry of Culture 🇹🇼 (@CulturalTaiwan) May 17, 2019
Love is love and love wins!
Let this be a positive first step for many to follow.