Taiwan moves a step closer to legalizing same-sex marriage

Dec 26, 2016

Taiwan moves a step closer to legalizing same-sex marriage

Taiwan’s parliament on Monday passed the first draft of a controversial marriage equality bill, moving the island a step closer to becoming the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex nuptials. A legislative committee approved the amendment to the civil law that would allow ...

Oct 4, 2016

SoftBank recognizes same-sex partners among its staff as spouses

SoftBank Group Corp. is recognizing the same-sex partners of its employees as spouses, making them eligible for the company’s welfare programs for married couples. It revised internal rules to accommodate the change, which took effect Saturday. Same-sex couples will receive benefits such as time ...

Naha starts system to certify same-sex marriages

Jul 8, 2016

Naha starts system to certify same-sex marriages

The city of Naha in Okinawa Prefecture launched a system of certifying same-sex marriages Friday, becoming the fifth municipality in the nation to introduce such a system. Couples of the same registered sex aged 20 or older residing in Naha will be eligible to ...

May 22, 2016

Church of Scotland to allow same-sex marriage for ministers

The Church of Scotland voted Saturday to allow its ministers to be in same-sex marriages. The national church’s general assembly in Edinburgh voted to extend a law passed last May that permits its ministers to be in same-sex civil partnerships. Commissioners in the Kirk, ...