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Moments before and after Taiwan's top court rules in favor of gay marriage.
A top Taiwan court ruled in favor of gay marriage today, in a landmark ruling that paves the way for the country to become the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex unions. The Constitutional Court said Taiwan's Civil Code, which says an agreement to marry could only be made between a man and a woman, "violated" the constitution's guarantees of freedom of marriage and people's equality. It gave Taiwan's government two years to implement the ruling.