First in Asia: Taiwan Insider

  • 24 May, 2019
  • English Service

Taiwan is the first country in Asia to pass same-sex marriage legislation. Lawmakers approved the bill on May 17th, paving the way for legal marriages to take place as early as May 24, 2019. In today’s program, we tell you five things you need to know to understand the bill’s dramatic route to passage.

 

We also hear from one of the driving forces behind the movement: Jennifer Lu, who is the chief coordinator of Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan. She talks about the moment she heard the news, and what it’s like to be the public face of same-sex marriage. Also, find out what she thinks will be the next country in Asia to pass marriage equality.

 

PLUS

* The only church I. M. Pei designed -- right here in Taiwan

* The foreign minister blasts China Daily on Twitter

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