Taiwanese reject legalizing same-sex unions

From GayNZ Team, 29 November 2018

Voters in Taiwan have passed a referendum asking that marriage be limited to one man and one woman, a setback to LGBT couples hoping Taiwan would be the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance benefits.

The vote on Saturday, organized by Christian groups that make up about 5 percent of Taiwan’s population and advocates of the traditional Chinese family structure, goes against a May 2017 Constitutional Court ruling. Justices told legislators then to make same-sex marriage legal within two years, a first for Asia, where religion and conservative governments normally keep the bans in place.