People united across Taipei as same-sex marriage continues to cause a rift in Taiwan

History was made when Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize gay marriage. This happened around May 2019 when politicians finally made the decision to legalize same-sex marriage.

As of this writing, more than 2,000 couples have since been married in Taiwan. Most of the newly married couples were present at the pride festival.

Taiwan has always hosted large pride parades, but this year made it extra special. Everyone had an extra reason to celebrate because of the legalization of same sex marriage in the country. During the festival, almost 200,000 members and supporters of the LGBT community marched through Taipei in a whirlwind of rainbow colors and celebration.

Fighting Back Against Gay Marriage

Not everyone in Taiwan was a supporter of gay rights. Same-sex marriage was also met with a lot of backlash from certain parties.

Many people opposed the decision, saying that the meaning of marriage is a union recognized by both men and women. This issue has deeply divided communities, mostly conservatives and religious groups.

They organized rallies to oppose amending the civil code. Conservative members of the political community put forward bills that supported same-sex unions, but not marriage.

Opponents of President Tsai Ing-wen vowed to punish him and all the politicians who supported on legalizing same-sex marriage at the upcoming January 11 election. In a few months voters wwill elect a new president and new members of the parliament and the early polls are close.

President Tsai’s unwavering support of gay marriage inTaiwan could be potentially harmful on the campaign trail, particularly in the more conservative parts of Taiwan.

Saving your Same-Sex Marriage from Divorce

There’s a misjudgment that in a way, same-sex marriages are unique from straight relationships. The thing is, whether you’re gay, straight, trans or anything else, if two people enter a relationship, they would face the same problems ( and complications. It’s important to know family law.

So, when you feel like all the world’s wrath is upon you, here are a few things you can do to create a loving space for your relationship to grow

Respect your Differences

Coming out of the closet is a very personal thing. You and your partner might be in different chapters of your journey.

Always talk to each other and figure out your partners “triggers” so you can support each other. Try to build a relationship based on respect.

Find a Community

Being “out” can really be very isolating and lonely at times. This is especially true if you think that your loved ones are going to reject you or make things hard.

Try turning to your trusted friends, whether they’re straight or not. Ask for support and build deeper connections by discussing how you feel.

Be Vulnerable to Each Other

It’s easy to shield yourself from your loved ones and friends.

This normally happens if you feel that you can’t share anything with them. But remember to leave that shield and armor behind when you’re talking to your special someone. Be open to each other, and that will open your relationship to love and flourish.

Same-sex marriage is not a bad thing, it’s just a decision to get married. It is something that nobody should be disgusted about nor frown upon. It is agreeable that this is not what most are accustomed to. IT’s not taught in school nor in religion and is still considered as taboo by many.

Everybody, regardless of their gender, has the right to choose who they want to end up spending their lives with. Remember, we create our own happy endings in our own special way.