Politics of Union

Taiwan: Appointments for gay marriage registration begin in Taipei

In line with the Constitutional ruling in 2017, household registration offices in Taipei began taking telephone and on-site appointments for same-sex marriage registration, even though the central government has not yet completed the relevant legal amendments

Hong Kong: Judge in LGBT civil union legal challenge rejects bid by Hong Kong Catholic diocese and conservative groups to join litigation

Mr Justice Anderson Chow rules court can not arbitrate on social or theological issues and works only on legal considerations

Counsel for Catholic diocese had argued outcome of court case could lead to ‘reverse discrimination’ and have chilling effect on church

India: "Transwoman A 'Bride' Under Hindu Marriage Act" : Madras HC; Also Bans Sex Re-Assignment Surgeries On Intersex Children

"Gender identity falls within the domain of her personal autonomy and involves her right to privacy and dignity. It is not for the State authorities to question this self determination"