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Taiwan becomes first Asian country to legalise Marriage Equality.

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Lawmakers in Taiwan have approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage, a landmark decision that makes the self-ruled island the first place in Asia to pass gay marriage legislation.

The vote came almost two years after the island's Constitutional Court ruled that the existing law - which said marriage was between a man and a woman - was unconstitutional. The panel of judges gave the island's parliament two years to amend or enact new laws.

On Friday - only a week off the two-year deadline - lawmakers in Taiwan's Legislative Yuan passed a bill making same-sex marriage a reality. It will go into effect on May 24.

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Mexico City Has Legalized Same Sex Marriage

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Today is an historic day for Mexico as Mexico City legalized same-sex marriage and adoption by same-sex couples.

By a vote of 39 to 20 [5 abstentions] the city's legislative assembly approved revisions to the civil code to permit same-sex marriages. The revision will change the definition of marriage to a union between two people, instead of the current version, which specifies a union between a man and a woman.

This amazing news comes just two years after the legislators approved same-sex civil unions. Mexico City is becoming the second major Latin American city to legalize same-sex marriage after Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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