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Same-sex marriage rights in Taiwan at risk in referendums

Conservatives seek to limit freedom of homosexuals to wed in Nov. 24 votes

Upcoming votes cast a shadow on the hopes of homosexuals in Taiwan to marry their partners   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Victoria Hsu plans to wed her partner as soon as same-sex marriage becomes legal in Taiwan next May.

"We have waited so long for this day and we have been through many ups and downs," the 46-year-old human rights lawyer told the Nikkei Asian Review. "While heterosexual couples can get married in 30 minutes, we've had to fight for decades to formulate legal documents ourselves, to initiate lawsuits ourselves, to go through endless debates for equal rights ourselves."

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