People fighting for same-sex marriage rights around the world have seen global support increase in recent years. Australia, Malta, and Germany legalized same-sex marriage in 2017, and Taiwan made history on Friday, becoming the first government in Asia to welcome legislation on marriage equality.
Taiwan was the latest to join the fold, and in 2017 was given a two-year deadline to pass laws in favor of marriage equality. On Friday, legislation passed through the independent island’s parliament by an overwhelming margin of 66-27, and now heads to President Tsai Ing-wen for passage into law by May 24.
There are currently only 27 countries that allow same-sex couples to marry.
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