Taiwan same-sex marriage: One step closer to being first in Asia to approve measure - CNN
CNN 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. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. A supporter of LGBT and human rights holds a rainbow flag with Taiwan map during a rally supporting a proposal to allow same-sex marriage in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Dec. Story highlights The LGBT community has been facing increased persecution in some Asian nations Draft legislation on same-sex marriage has stalled in Taiwan's Parliament.
Taiwan is closer to being 1st Asian place to allow same-sex marriage
US president's surprise announcement sends global stock markets plunging as fears for world economy grow. That followed plunges across Asian markets earlier in the day as rising tensions between Washington and Beijing spooked investors. Billions of dollars were also wiped off shares in China, Korea and Australia. Trade relations between China and the US appeared to have thawed after talks at the G20 summit in Osaka in June but Mr Trump returned to his aggressive stance in a volley of tweets this week.
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