Gay marriage is the marriage between people of the same sex. The recognition of same sex marriage is a political, social and religious problem in many countries. Some court documents that were filed by American scientific associations state that singling gay men and women as ineligible for marriage both stigmatizes and invites public discrimination against them.
Now its legalized in Taiwan. Debates still rise up as whether to accept gay marriage or not in different countries.
On Wednesday 24th May, the Taiwan’s constitution declared that same sex couples have the right to marry legally. This brought celebration in the country and would soon resonate across Asia.
The celebration was kicked off by activists who have been campaigning for gay rights many years ago. This also means that same sex couples have the same rights as opposite-sex couples.
The court had also said in its ruling that Sexxal orientation is an immutable characteristic that is resistant to change.
It also stated that “the freedom of marriage for two persons of the same sex, once legally recognized will constitute the collective basis, together with opposite sex marriage, for a stable society.”
The court said that the marriage laws were “in violation of both the people’s freedom of marriage and the people’s right to equality.”
Two years was given for legal amendments to allow same sex marriage.
Thousands of people supporting same sex marriage had gathered in the street next to the island’s parliament to celebrate the pronouncement. They held colourful umbrellas to ward off a drizzle.
This right declaration of same sex marriage is the first in Asia.
“This is a clear victory for equal rights in marriage and it is also a victory for all the people ”- Victoria Hsu said.
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