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What is the change? A bill that would legalize gay marriage is being debated by the Taiwanese legislature.
What does the change mean? If the bill becomes law, Taiwan would be the first place in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage.
Background: Taiwan’s legislative yuan began debating the bill Nov. 17. The bill would define marriage as between two people without regard to gender. President Tsai Ing-wen has voiced support for the bill, with tens of thousands of demonstrators rallying both for and against it.
BAL Analysis: BAL is watching progress of the bill and will update clients when the vote occurs.
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