Gay Marriage? Taiwan will vote

By Cassandra Elliott

Taiwanese voters are being asked to choose whether or not gay marriage should be legalised. If they vote yes, they will be the first area in Asia to legalise gay marriage.

The vote comes after Taiwan’s top court ruled in favour of gay marriage, now the country has two years to either amend the current law or make new laws.

However, recent surveys conducted last week suggest the country may vote against gay marriage.

This debate presents a challenge to President Tsai Ing-wen, who according to rights activists has backed away from her 2016 election promise of marriage equality.

This issue is one of ten topics the public will vote on in upcoming elections. The referendums are running alongside local elections and results will be in at the end of the weekend.

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