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Taiwan is the first in Asia to recognise same-sex marriage

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Taiwan has become the first place in Asia to leaglise gay marriage today following a landmark ruling by the country's top court.
A panel of 14 grand justices made the ruling that current regulations prohibiting marriage between partners of the same sex are unconstitutional. 
Reports Mail Online
 
Taiwan's top court has cleared the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to grant same-sex couples the right to marry.
 
The country's Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that current laws, which say that marriage is between a man and a woman, violate the Constitution.
 
The LGBT community hopes legislators will simply amend the existing marriage laws to include same-sex couples, which would grant them the same rights enjoyed by opposite-sex couples, including in cases of adoption, parenting and inheritance - and making decisions for each other in medical emergencies.
However, they fear parliament won't do that and will instead pass a new law that recognises same-sex marriages but gives them only some rights, not equal treatment in all matters

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