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For Taiwan, a Year to Go to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Expand Participants take part in a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride parade in Taipei, Taiwan, October 28, 2017.  ©2017 Reuters/Tyrone Siu There are 25 countries in the world where same-sex couples can get married. Taiwan is not yet one. On May 23, I visited Taipei at the invitation of Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan. I met with activists campaigning for equal marriage rights, but also with Vice President Chen Chien-jen, members of the national parliament from various political parties, and the counsellor and executive secretary of the City of Taipei government. Some jurisdictions,…

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