Gay Marriage in Taiwan?!?!

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Postby Funk500 » 22 Apr 2009, 15:48

windandstone wrote:
Tigerman wrote:Taiwan accepts valid marriages from the US. So, what if a gay couple, say a Taiwanese national and an US national, got married legally in Massachusetts and then returned to Taiwan to live? I wonder how the Taiwan government would react to their attempt to register their married status in Taiwan?

I know this is a very old thread, but has anyone tried this? I'm curious what the reaction would be. I'm living here mostly for my relationship, but I can't get married here, thus I have no arc. I'm a US citizen...I wonder if it's worth a shot... :ponder:


I know of one such couple although the foreign gentleman of the marriage in question is not a US citizen.
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Postby Chris » 01 Feb 2010, 16:03

Chris in 2005 wrote:Wow, this is an old thread. I wonder if there's been any progress on the gay marriage issue in Taiwan.

Wow, this is an old thread. I wonder if there's been any progress on the gay marriage issue in Taiwan.
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Re: Gay Marriage in Taiwan?!?!

Postby QAM » 04 Feb 2010, 07:56

Mullin' over the idea, methinks it's still conceptual... we're married as long as we can stay together. When apart, it's more of a hope and promises to love as best we can.
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Re: Gay Marriage in Taiwan?!?!

Postby Battery9 » 04 Feb 2010, 08:22

I don't think it's legal. I know a while back a couple of South-Africans got married in South-Africa, to Taiwanese..and they could come to Taiwan and start businesses. But when my friend tried a year ago they changed the laws again.
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Re: Gay Marriage in Taiwan?!?!

Postby ichbinjenny » 23 Feb 2010, 22:49

Over the weekend I talked to another F.com poster. In conversation he mentioned that he has heard of two Taiwanese women who have a case (a lawsuit?) against Taiwan to get a marriage certificate.

His knowledge of the case was hearsay. I know I'm butchering the details here, but whatever is going on sounds like progress. Does anyone here know anything about this?
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Re: Gay Marriage in Taiwan?!?!

Postby bismarck » 11 Mar 2010, 01:56

Not sure if there's anything new in Taiwan, but apparently D.C. has legalized it.
D.C. Joins Five States in Legalizing Gay Marriage

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While laws regarding gay marriage vary by state in the United States, other countries have clearer definitions. For example, in Europe, several countries have clear legal-marriage laws. According to an article from the BBC, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Norway, and Sweden all have legalized gay marriage. Additionally, Portugal, a primarily Catholic country, is expected to legalize gay marriage in the near future. Other countries that have done the same include Canada and South Africa.
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Re: Gay Marriage in Taiwan?!?!

Postby Chris » 11 Mar 2010, 09:55

"States that have constitutional bans include, but are not limited to, Florida, Ohio, Texas, Utah, Michigan, Virginia, Mississippi, and Georgia."

Pet peeve of mine: the phrase "include, but not limited to".
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Re: Gay Marriage in Taiwan?!?!

Postby CraigTPE » 11 Mar 2010, 10:11

Don't forget to add California to that list....., at least for now.
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Re: Gay Marriage in Taiwan?!?!

Postby QAM » 21 Mar 2010, 08:29

[quote="CraigTPE"]Don't forget to add California to that list....., at least for now.[/quote]

Yep, Proposition 8 was a constitutional amendment.

Way to go District of Columbia! Taiwan, what's the holdup?
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