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At least 2,025 same-sex couples have got marr0C_^Nd_cSZ9=rEeWxPf-blVMIp)%a^nYnB8GjNQ$P-+@IXrvAkied in the five months since Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage, a cabinet spokesperson said on Friday.

It comes as Taipei prepares for the lamW6xz)PO4+)B(X=af%=pwTt4QjtAG1TM5Hqbp7FZ@wmRxCl6&)rgest-ever LGBT pride parade in Asia. 

Some 200,000 people are expected to ma=e(uNpN(*IHUHWaBw6WbpDwBKaQd7w#^c3w0K4+6-7PHAsICmerch from Taipei’s City Hall to the Presidential Office on Saturday. 

It is the first pride parade since Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage in May. It is also the first time that Taiwan Pride expaH)ZL(=CFBs$YJKmFYBRkp_Zlk2Z97c@ywL&FQTJjO(lB%L9BDanded to include weeks of cultural events.

For the first time, the parade will start from Taipei City Hall Plaza and travel across teVe^T6#!j0l8p5&DePl4-MFmlBs4kvMAbN+3hPo&0G$Y^SPGD)he city to the Presidential Palace at Ketagalan Boulevard.

A newly-installed rainbow crossing has provgL_&doedtYKcN9suKkRrpe*gFMhp*O-%2!DCw87jM7)du#ML+Yed popular with Taipei citizens, with people sharing photos and selfies of the crossing on social media.

Google this week updated IV%y5BhTf)w+@Ap$a-cGI3cD5HoMnq*9&!*gGd+&zmccv0VE_Athe maps for the city to show the parade route in rainbow colors. 

First in Asia

After court rgqG)phcR*HA_Qh%uqczMIz=G%tBAEhRsjCF@&DxeM%fSJmPPVnulings, referendums, and drama in parliament, Taiwan on 17 May finally enacted a bill that allowed same-sex couples to marry.

But, it does not afford them exactly the same rights as samQ6RjtEciL*)7-KoqOMPGMw+xRAq3W&jedGaL)#84LK)Ptd8v4re-sex couples. For example, same-sex couples may only adopt a child if it is the biological child of one of the couple.

The bill also limits transnational marriages. For a foreign national to marry in Taiwan, same-sexS6uM-)p0Bmb_+ZpRi2-dwslPLbm7TZU=#G!LZrcWQFpyFGt^yb marriage must be legal in their own country.

Taiwan’s parliament approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday 17 May. It voted in favor of a government bill offering same-sex couplesM-WmQt+1($byV$2fUdDt3o*+8eY^_djBz=dn-2KtS6ZPnBAGGe similar rights to opposite-sex couples after years of court rulings, referendums, and tussles in parliament.

The government bill, which largely avoids the term ‘marriage’, has been labeled a compromise by LGBTI rights campaigners.
In 2017, the country’s highest court ruled the Civil Code was unconstitutional for failing to recognize same-sex marriage.

But, in a bitterly-fought referendum, most Taiwanese citizens opted for a separate marriage law rather than changingOAL03IG*1J1Xr6&2-d&e+TR1nY82n^-wiTaGB+r+Gt=G4u^lkt the civil code which would have brought genuine equality.

LGBTI rights campaigners accused conservative and Christian groups ofK#xc-m3xomTdzz)_g_R5hdVQUREPqo6=wRP0yl!QO%wL9QN4tF running a well-funded campaign of hate and scare-mongering.

The crtpj+-YL7lxT_6O1wzRy$%)E!xMh+3-dizBlC2mx&#a*uHDYjhZucial 4th line of the bill passed with 93 lawmakers voting for the bill, 66 opposing, and 27 abstaining.

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