Taiwan's top judges ruled that the island's current marriage law goes against its "constitution," and ruled that legislators will now have to draft a new marriage law which allows same-sex couples to get married within two years. However, even before the new marriage law is passed, the court has said that same-sex couples can get married based on its interpretation, making Taiwan the first place in Asia to allow gay marriage. The latest ruling has sent ripples through the Chinese mainland as well inspiring heated discussions and debate both online and offline. While some gay people on the mainland view it as a positive signal and hope the mainland will follow suit in the future, others are more cautious about overstating the possible effects of the ruling.
May 31 / Global Times