For many years, same-sex marriage has been a hot topic of endless debate. Supporters of same-sex marriage say that a relationship and subsequent marriage between two people of the same sex is natural and normal. These supporters believe that a person does not choose to be gay and is instead born this way. Supporters also say that same-sex couples are just as capable as heterosexual couples when it comes to getting married, living together, and raising children. On the flip side, there are people that are against gay marriage.
Taiwan gay marriage: Parliament legalises same-sex unions
Taiwan Becomes First in Asia to Pass Marriage Equality | Time
The changes from 1st Jan affect everyone the same, so see the Home Page for updates. Depending where you are from we may need more documents and possibly more time. Good news for our Australian couples! Now that the Australians have finally legalised gay marriage, you can register your Danish marriage there too. Oddly, Bermuda has taken a step backward and stopped recognising gay marriage; but your Danish marriage can still be registered there as a civil partnership, giving most of the same rights. And countries which recognise civil partnerships but not LGBT marriage allow you to register your Danish marriage as a partnership.
Countries Where Gay Marriage Is Legal 2019
On June 26, , the U. The decision in Obergefell v. Hodges legalized gay marriage nationwide, including in the 14 states that did not previously allow gays and lesbians to wed.
The move comes at a moment of change for LGBTQ rights in Asia: even as nations like India—whose Supreme Court decriminalized homosexuality in —have expanded rights, others including Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei have cracked down. While strongly supported by President Tsai Ing-wen, marriage equality provoked strong opposition from conservative and religious groups in Taiwan. About same-sex couples were reportedly planning a mass marriage registration in Taipei on May 24, the day the law comes into effect. The law also does not recognize marriages to foreigners whose countries do not permit same-sex marriage. Despite such limitations, the legislation gained the backing of LGBTQ groups, which saw it as the best option available for equality.