Taiwan’s Constitutional Court orders legalization of same sex marriage
By Team Legistify / 2017-05-27

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Taiwan’s Constitutional Court has deemed same sex marriage as valid by striking down the provisions of the Civil Code prohibiting the same.

The Court held that Chapter 2 of Part IV on Family in Taiwan’s Civil Code, which stipulates that an agreement to marry can only be made between a man and a woman, “violated” the Constitution’s guarantees of freedom of marriage and right to equality.

The decision was rendered by a Bench of fourteen judges, with two judges giving dissenting opinions.

The Court’s ruling came in an interpretation of the Civil Code – specifically, Chapter 2 of Part IV of the Code which deals with marriage.

The Court ruled that the provisions of the said chapter do not allow

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