After decades of campaigning and waiting, Taiwan has welcomed hundreds of same-sex couples as they exercised their new legal rights to tie the knot. Dozens of reporters and photographers filled a registry office in Taipei on Friday waiting to capture the moment when the self-ruled island became the first country in Asia to legalise gay marriage. The couple, who had waited 12 years for the law to change, said they felt fortunate to be able to celebrate their union. I felt really fortunate. Xue Chen and Antonia Chen organised their wedding in , but had to endure a long wait to put the plans into action. Taiwan legendary lgbt activist Chi Chia-wei signs first same-sex marriage certificate in Asia using pen gifted by President Tsai to mark the historic occasion pic.
You would need to follow the steps above to become legally married in California. Under California law, Domestic Partnerships still exist and are available for same-sex couples. In some cases, it may provide a legal advantage to have a legal domestic partnership and legal marriage. As a same-sex couple, it may help if you move to another state. It may also help protect you when traveling in other states or countries. Please consult an attorney or your particular situation.
The year was Homosexuality was still classified as a disorder, sodomy was illegal in nearly every state, and most gay men and lesbians lived in fearful secrecy. So when Mr.
Today May 24 was the first day that same-sex couples in Taiwan were allowed to legally marry, one week after its parliament legalized it. Couples signed up at marriage registration offices from early in the morning around Taipei, some of them having already reserved in advance to do so. There, members of the Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights, a group of lawyers who had represented same-sex couples suing for the right to marry, and one of the most active advocacy groups on the issue in Taiwan, gathered to wed.