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Taiwanese reject legalizing same-sex unions in referendum

Although the ballot initiative is advisory only, it is expected to frustrate lawmakers mindful of public opinion as they face the court deadline next year.

Anger and anxiety in Taiwan as same-sex marriage vote nears

Taiwan is set to hold a series of public votes on November 24 to decide whether same-sex unions should be written into law, raising uncertainty whether there will be full marriage equality on the island.


Taiwan to hold referendum on special law for same-sex marriage

Taiwan's constitutional court declared in May last year that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia, and gave a two-year deadline for legalisation.

Romanian constitutional ban on same sex marriage fails on low vote turnout

Religiously conservative Romania, which decriminalised homosexuality in 2001 decades after neighbouring countries, bars marriage and civil partnerships for same sex couples.

Romania's parliament votes in favour of man-woman marriage only

Constitution of Romania currently states that marriage is a union between "spouses". While the ruling could limit the definition of marriage, it would not preclude a law that would recognize same-sex civil partnerships

Gays marry in midnight wedding ceremonies across Australia

Marriage equality became law on December 9 with overwhelming support in Parliament, but Australia's requirement that all couples give a month's notice for weddings made Tuesday the first possible date for gay marriages.


Australia legalises same-sex marriage: Now 26 countries in the world have embraced the law

Four countries, Malta, Germany, Finland and Australia legalised same-sex marriage in 2017. The first wedding in Australia will take place after a month when, the legislation shall take effect in the country.

Australian Parliament allows same-sex marriages, first weddings expected in February

After royal assent and other formalities, the law will likely take effect in about a month, with the first weddings expected about a month later.

Same-sex marriage bill clears Australia's Senate

The bill moves to the lower house next week, where conservative lawmakers hope for a renewed push to add measures exempting objectors to same-sex marriage from existing laws against discrimination.

Stirred by same-sex marriage vote, Australia's youth gets serious

There had been strong calls from the public for Australia to become the 25th nation to permit gay marriage, a move that Turnbull supports, but more conservative members of his Liberal Party oppose.