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Stunned by a suicide, Taiwan could pass Asia's first same-sex marriage law

Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party joins Asia's biggest pride parade. (Photo by Debby Wu)

TAIPEI -- Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Saturday voiced support for same-sex marriage, significantly boosting the chances of the island becoming the first in Asia to champion marriage equality.

A bill could pass as soon as the beginning of 2017.

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