- Taiwan has legalized same-sex marriage, making it the first Asian country to do so.
- In 2017, the Taiwan’s apex Court had ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the Taiwanese Constitution. It also directed the government to make necessary changes to the law with two years.
- Same-sex marriage is legal in 26 U.N. member states
- Examples: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, South Africa, Canada, USA e The first country to legalize same-sex marriage was the Netherlands in 2001 tc.
- Same-sex marriage is still illegal in China, however; homosexuality was decriminalized in the country in 1997. It was removed from its list of mental illnesses in 2000.
- In a historic decision, in September 2018, the Indian Supreme Court had decriminalized same-sex relationships by partially striking down the provisions of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
- In April 2019, Brunei announced strict new Islamic laws that made same-sex relationship and adultery offences punishable by stoning to death. However, later it extended a moratorium on the legislation in the backdrop of global backlash against the country led by international human rights groups and celebrities.
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