Gay Marriage in Taiwan?!?!

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Gay Marriage in Taiwan?!?!

Postby LittleBuddhaTW » 08 Sep 2003, 13:51

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/ ... 2003066953

This is an interesting article from today's Taipei Times, talking about Chen Shui-bian's human rights bill, which it says includes a provision to legalize gay marriage. Does anyone think this will pass? In such a conservative society as Taiwan, I'm a bit doubtful, but if it did, I think it would definitely be a first in Asia, and a big step forward both for human rights in Taiwan and world-wide. I just hope that the new human rights legislation will also address many of the other problems that foreigners marrying Taiwanese face here, and then what about a gay couple adopting children? Or even a single gay man adopting children? Does anyone know if this will be addressed in the new law?
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Postby miso » 09 Sep 2003, 08:07

Sounds very unlikely to me, that such a law will pass in Taiwan. As far as I know homosexuality is not very accepted in Taiwan and most people still think of it as a sickness, that can be cured.
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Postby gintaiwan » 13 Sep 2003, 02:51

Mesheel,
I don't know. Rumor has it that such a law is likely to be passed. We'll have to wait and see.

Little Budda,
Don't hold your breath. I'm assuming that it won't be that well organized. Adoption, immigration, and other issues will probably have been overlooked. haha! Just give them time, and I think that things will slowly work out for the best.

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Postby magnolia » 14 Sep 2003, 11:02

Rather conversely, Taiwan is the one place in Asia where a gay marriage bill COULD pass. It would be the kind of token nod to universal human rights that Taiwanese lawmakers love
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Postby Vannyel » 09 Oct 2003, 19:10

Actually to win brownie points, Taiwan could simply recognize Canadian gay marriages.
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Postby Vannyel » 09 Oct 2003, 19:12

Most people, Mesheel?
I guess it depends on where you live. Of course it also depends on whether you are Chinese (Taiwanese) or a foreigner...
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Postby magnolia » 28 Oct 2003, 11:15

"If the laws are approved by parliament, Taiwan would be the first in Asia to legalize marriages among people of the same sex."

Wouldn't that just be MARVELOUS!!! 8-)

http://www.etaiwannews.com/Taiwan/2003/ ... 303802.htm

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Postby scooter » 28 Oct 2003, 11:46

Yeah, saw that too. Although one Chinese paper (was it China Times) actually had a first-page headline that actually said "Gays Can Form Families
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Postby formosa » 28 Oct 2003, 11:48

well, they will hammer out text of law now, and it will 5-10 years to pass the parliament here, first reading, second reading, third reading, and it will pass, but not before 2015 at the earliest. it's a good bill and a good law.

all people who love each other should be able to declare such love and live happily ever after. i support it 10000000000%

after all what would jesus do?

Jesus was gay himself.
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Postby LittleBuddhaTW » 28 Oct 2003, 11:51

It's a great idea, and I support CSB totally on this one ... unfortunately I'm sure it will be bogged down and eventually defeated in the legislature by the much more conservative opposition (read: KMT and PFP). The only way for it to succeed would be for the gay community to get more organized and form a voting block to put pressure on the legislatures, and gay rights groups to get more vocal about it RIGHT NOW ... if it's going up before the legislature in December, it's time to start lobbying and pushing .....
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