Taiwan is on the verge of making history as their top judges rule in favor of same-sex marriage.
This doesn't mean that same-sex unions are already legal in the said country, but the news does mean that they have decided to review their current laws that prevented members of the same sex to marry. Following this announcement, their highest court rules that "disallowing two persons of the same sex to marry, for the sake of safeguarding basic ethical orders" means giving them a "different treatment" with "no rational basis." The court then concluded that this jaded law violates "the people’s freedom of marriage [and] the people’s right to equality" as protected by their constitution.
The said ruling will give their parliament two years to amend their current laws or create new ones. Once passed, Taiwan will join "Canada, Colombia, Ireland, the United States, and 16 other countries that have legalized same-sex marriage over the past 15 years," as reported by The Star.
They will also be the first Asian country to legalize same-sex unions.