Taiwan Voters Reject Same-Sex Marriage in Referendum

Taiwan has rejected same-sex marriages, in a blow to the island’s reputation as a rights trailblazer in Asia.  The results in referendums come despite a high court ruling in March 2017 in favour of such unions.  The court also gave parliament two years to amend laws or pass new ones. The marriage issue was actually the subject of three separate referendums on Saturday, which were put forward by rival camps.  Conservative groups asked whether the legislation – defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman in Taiwan’s Civil Code – should remain unchanged, while LGBT activists demanded equal marriage rights.  Read more:  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46329877