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January 1, 2013

First legislative hearing discusses possible same-sex marriage equality. Court case could force first legal gay wedding in Asia

Taiwan is moving closer to allowing same-sex marriage but a judge has said proposed legislation may fall short of what is needed.

The current proposal changes only articles 972, 973 and 980 of the Civil Code, altering the words from ‘male’ and ‘female’ to gender-neutral language.

But Hsu Li-ying, from the Judicial Yuan's (Supreme Court) Juvenile and Family Department, said the new legislation ‘may need to be more comprehensive’.