Taiwan top court rules in favour of gay marriage

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A top Taiwan court ruled in favour of gay marriage on Wednesday, a landmark ruling that paves the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to legalise same sex unions.

Chi Chia-wei, a 59-year-old gay rights campaigner who brought the case to the constitutional court, had urged judges to allow same-sex couples to register to marry the next day if they approved the change.

"It will be a barometer of human rights protection in the region as Asia follows the United States' and Europe's steps to recognise same-sex marriages," he said.

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