Published:  12:58 AM, 16 May 2019

Taiwan gay couples plan weddings

Taiwan gay couples plan weddings

Marc Yuan are planning their upcoming wedding as they expectantly await Asia's first gay marriage law but a last-minute push by conservatives could scupper their dreams.

The pair, who met and fell in love at college, are among hundreds of same-sex couples who have made reservations to register with government agencies on May 24 for what they hope will be a marriage.

That is the deadline set by Taiwan's top court to allow same-sex couples to legally wed. In a landmark 2017 ruling, judges said denying gay couples the right to marry violated the island's constitution.

The court gave lawmakers two years to make marriage equality happen or see it enacted automatically if they failed a move that promises a new milestone for Asia.

-AFP, Taipei

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