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    Taiwan's Parliament voted on Friday to legalize gay marriage, becoming the first Parliament in Asia to do so, the BBC reports.
    Lawmakers weighed three separate bills to move ahead with legalizing same-sex unions, and ended up moving ahead with the government's bill, which has been described as the most progressive of the three. Taiwan's Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage should be legal back in 2017, and set a two-year deadline for Parliament to pass the changes into law. But this provoked a public backlash that ended with a series of referendums on the issue. The referendums showed that a majority of voters didn't want to legalize same sex marriage. Ultimately, lawmakers compromised and decided not to alter the existing definition of marriage, and instead passed a special law allowing same-sex marriage
    The government's bill was passed, 66-27, and was backed by lawmakers from the majority Democratic Progressive Party. It will take effect as soon as President Tsai Ing-wen passes it into law, allowing full equality for same-sex marriages and even clearing the way for limited adoption rights.

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    This is becoming now an agenda agaisnt traditional families.

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