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    Taiwan Approves Same-Sex Marriage

    Today the self-ruled island became the first state in Asia to legalize gay marriage as lawmakers voted in favor of government-sponsored legislation. The most progressive and LGBT-friendly of three draft bills submitted for review, it was passed just a week shy of a Constitutional Court deadline to comply with a 2017 ruling.

    How soon will it take effect? The new measure, which also offers some adoption rights, kicks in next Friday — when Taiwan will join more than two dozen countries allowing same-sex marriage.

    Read OZY’s Special Briefing on India’s landmark gay rights ruling.

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