Taiwan set to be first Asian nation to legalize gay marriage

By November 12, 2016

According to the Associated Press, Taiwan may become the first Asian nation to legalize same-sex marriage. A majority of the Taiwanese population already supports it, with the percentage even higher (an estimated 80%) among the younger generation of 20-29 year-olds.

 

Lawmakers are developing three bills aimed at legalizing gay marriage, one of which is ready for review and could pass within months. Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen, the nation’s first female president, is also a prominent supporter of LGBT rights and same-sex marriage.