Taiwan is set to become the first Asian nation to legalize same-sex marriage
May 24, 2017 07:29 AM EDT
Taiwan's highest court has ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, clearing the path for it to become the first Asian nation to legalize same-sex unions,
reports the BBC.
Taiwan's top judges ruled that the current laws that would prevent homosexual couples violated their rights to equality and were unconstitutional, giving the Taiwanese parliament two years to amend the current laws or create new ones.
While the decision has given hope to many, some supporters still fear that parliament won't follow the court's ruling, or that they'll pass a law recognizing some same-sex rights, but not all that should be afforded.
Religious groups say that they will lobby parliament not to pass any laws of the sort. Some have even gone as far to say they believe that such a monumental decision shouldn't be up to a few judges, but a referendum by the people of Taiwan.
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