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In first for Asia, Taiwan parliament endorses same-sex marriage

Updated : 2019-05-17 12:16:38

Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags, despite deep divisions over marriage equality.

Same-sex marriage supporters shout during a parliament vote on three draft bills of same-sex marriage law, outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Same-sex marriage supporters shout during a parliament vote on three draft bills of same-sex marriage law, outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
A same-sex marriage supporter cries during a parliament vote on three draft bills of same-sex marriage law, outside the Legislative Yuan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
A same-sex marriage supporter cries during a parliament vote on three draft bills of same-sex marriage law, outside the Legislative Yuan. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Same-sex marriage supporters hold roses to mourn those who committed suicide due to discrimination during a parliament vote on three draft bills of same-sex marriage law, outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Same-sex marriage supporters hold roses to mourn those who committed suicide due to discrimination during a parliament vote on three draft bills of same-sex marriage law, outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Same-sex marriage supporters hold roses to mourn those who committed suicide due to discrimination. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Same-sex marriage supporters hold roses to mourn those who committed suicide due to discrimination. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
A same-sex marriage supporter holds rose to mourn those who committed suicide due to discrimination. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
A same-sex marriage supporter holds rose to mourn those who committed suicide due to discrimination. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Same-sex marriage supporters hold umbrellas and rainbow flags as they take part in a rally. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Same-sex marriage supporters hold umbrellas and rainbow flags as they take part in a rally. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
A rainbow umbrella is seen during a rally to support Same-sex marriage during parliament vote. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
A rainbow umbrella is seen during a rally to support Same-sex marriage during parliament vote. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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