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09 Oct 2018 | 08:37 AM UTC

Taiwan: Referendum on same-sex marriage to be held November 24

Taiwan News Alert

Authorities announce referendum on same-sex marriage to be held November 24; gatherings in run-up expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/9/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/25/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Taipei). COUNTRY/REGION Taiwan

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Taiwanese authorities have announced that a referendum on whether the island's civil law should recognize same-sex marriage will be held on November 24. The date coincides with mayoral and magisterial elections. The referendum will follow a Constitutional Court ruling in May 2017 granting the right for same-sex couples to legally marry and giving two years for associated legislation to be implemented. Gatherings in favor and against the legal recognition of same-sex marriage are expected in the run-up to the vote. 


Travelers are advised to avoid all gatherings as a precaution, even if these generally pass off peacefully.


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