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Veteran activist takes Taiwan to court over gay marriage

Qi Jia-wei alleges Washington, Beijing and the Vatican stand in the way of gay marriage in Taiwan.

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10th October 2013 00:16

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

A longtime gay rights activist has started a new fight with the Taiwanese government, after it refused to register his marriage.

Qi Jia-wei asked the Taipei High Administrative Court yesterday (8 October) to overturn the decision that prevented him from marrying his ‘friend’ in March.

The 55-year-old, described as the ‘Father of Same-sex Marriage Litigation’, also requested the court to allow people of the same-sex to tie the knot, in accordance with the constitution.

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