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dc.contributor.authorChang, Doris T.
dc.identifier.citationChang, D. T. (2020). Legalisation of same-sex marriage in contemporary Taiwan. International Journal of Taiwan Studies, 3(2), 268-291.
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dc.description.abstractIn 2019 Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage pursuant to the Constitutional Court's decision two years earlier. This article adds to previous research on same-sex marriage in Taiwan in two respects. Firstly, this study contends that most of the major arguments made in the Court's decision in 2017 that legalised same-sex marriage were already present in several legislative bills that preceded the Court's ruling. Secondly, the separate same-sex marriage law that was finally passed in 2019 reflected the government's endeavour to reach a compromise in meeting some of the demands of both advocates and opponents of marriage equality in Taiwanese society. The story of the marriage equality debate is analysed through textual comparisons of relevant government documents, ngo websites of marriage equality advocates and opponents, newspaper articles, and academic journal articles.
dc.publisherBrill Academic Publishers
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInternational Journal of Taiwan Studies
dc.relation.ispartofseriesv.3 no.2
dc.subjectSame-sex marriage
dc.subjectEast Asian History
dc.titleLegalisation of same-sex marriage in contemporary Taiwan
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