Taiwan has made history by becoming the first Asian country to allow same-sex marriage as a right to homosexual couples in the country.
On May 23, Taiwan’s Constitutional Court decided to legally recognize marriage between 2 people of the same gender.
The court argued the ruling was completely lawful, stating the fact that the current civil code that does not permit same-sex marriages was a violation of the Taiwan’s constitution.
“The need, capability, willingness and longing, in both physical and psychological senses, for creating such permanent unions of intimate and exclusive nature are equally essential to homosexuals and heterosexuals, given the importance of the freedom of marriage to the sound development of personality and safeguarding of human dignity.”
— Constitutional Court of Taiwan