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Taiwanese-Singaporean Couple Wins Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit
Posted on 2021-11-26 08:15:02
A Taiwanese national and her Singaporean partner have won a same-sex marriage
lawsuit against Taipei's Songshan District Household Registration Office.

The ruling by the Taipei High Administrative Court states that the couple "be
allowed to register their marriage."

And it overturns the household office's October 2019 decision to deny them
the right to register the marriage.

The denial of registration rights was was based on a directive from the
Ministry of the Interior that bans same-sex couples in which one of the
partners is from a country or jurisdiction where gay marriage is illegal.

Singapore does not allow gay marriage.

But in overturning the ban, the administrative court said that marriage
registration is "merely an administrative process" and is unaffected by the
rules of other countries.

There have been numerous calls for the government to allow such marriages and
the Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights says there are over
400 cross-national same-sex couples in Taiwan who are unable to get married
due to the current directive.

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