On May 24, 2019. same sex marriage will become legal in Taiwan. This is the first nation in Asia to recognized same sex marriages.
On May 24, 2017, the Taiwanese Constitutional Court ruled that the constitutional right to equality and freedom of marriage guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry under the Taiwanese Constitution.
The ruling (Judicial Yuan Interpretation No. 748) gave the legislature two years to catch up with the marriage laws into compliance, after which registration of such permanent unions would come into force automatically. The provisions in the Civil Code defining marriage as between one man and one woman were ruled unconstitutional.
In the United States same sex marriage became the law of the land on June 26, 2015, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state bans on same–sex marriage, legalized it in all fifty states, and required states to honor out-of-state same–sex marriage licenses in the case Obergefell v. Hodges.
Even though gay marriage became the law of the land in the USA, many Asians have been hiding in the closet because they are concerned back home. But now things may change in America.
Also in Asia many man and woman are still closeted and living hiding their sexual preferences but now that Taiwan will recognized it may expand to more parts of Asia.
List of all 50 countries in Asia
Being the biggest continent in the world, Asia includes 50 independent countries and occupies the eastern part of the single Eurasian landmass. Surrounded by the Arctic Ocean from the north, by the Pacific Ocean from the east and by the Indian Ocean from the south, it is separated from Africa by Suez Canal. The Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea separate Asia from Europe, farther the overland border runs through the Caucasus Mountains, the Caspian Sea, the Ural River, and the Ural Mountains. This boundary crosses through the territory of Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey, so these states are in both continents.
Armenia and Cyprus geographically are in Asia, but politically and culturally they also are considered as a part of Europe.
The largest of the Asian countries by area is Russia, which occupies about 30% of the total territory of the continent. The smallest one of the independent states is the Maldives. It is an archipelago of islands famous for its beach resorts.
The most visited by tourists country in this region is China as a huge cultural center, followed by no less popular destinations like India, Thailand, Malaysia, Turkey. The always up-to-date list of countries of Asia in alphabetical order
- Myanmar (formerly Burma)
- North Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Sources: The Washington Post, Wikipedia,