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Taiwan Held Its First Pride Parade Since It Legalized Gay Marriage

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Thousands took part in  Taiwan's very first pride parade since it legalized gay marriage in May 2019. Attendees were estimated at 200,000. reports that 20,000 couples have tied the knot since the new law was set in place. 

Taiwan's gay marriage law, however, still has some restrictions. Gay couples may only adopt their partners' biological children, and they can only get married to foreigners from countries where gay marriage has been legalized, too. 


In 2017, a landmark ruling to legalize gay marriage and implement it within two years was met with backlash from conservative and religious groups.

In May 2019, Taiwanese lawmakers started working on three bills in support of marriage equality, as reported by the Associated Press. The legislation is also supported by President Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan's first female head of state.

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