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Taiwan's same-sex marriage law should encourage rights reform across Asia

Welcome progress in states defending sexual minorities even when public opinion is hostile

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To legalize same-sex marriage in Taipei is a lesson for other countries.   © Reuters

Taiwanese gay rights activists have celebrated the island's historic move to legalize same-sex marriage with a mass wedding banquet for twenty couples and more than 1,000 guests, with hundreds more well-wishers picnicking outside the venue to show their support.

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