- （ここでは）立法院（国会に相当。後出 parliament と写真説明の Legislative Yuan も同意）
- 合法化する（後出 legalization は合法化）
- (= lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) 性的少数者の総称
- 活動家（後出 activism はここでは擁護活動）
- champion a cause
- pass 66 to 27
- President Tsai Ing-wen
- Constitutional Court
- 司法院大法官会議（最高司法機関）のこと（constitutional は憲法の、後出 constitution は憲法）
- conservative values
- civil partnership
Taiwan OKs same-sex marriage in 1st for Asia
TAIPEI (AP) -- Taiwan's legislature voted on May 17 to legalize same-sex marriage, a first in Asia and a boost for LGBT rights activists who had championed the cause for two decades.
Lawmakers pressured by LGBT groups as well as by church organizations opposed to the move approved a bill that recognizes same-sex marriage for those who are 18 years and older and gives couples the tax and insurance benefits available to male-female married couples. The bill passed 66 to 27.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, a supporter of the law, tweeted: "On May 17th, 2019 in Taiwan, Love Won. We took a big step towards true equality, and made Taiwan a better country."
Taiwan's Constitutional Court in May 2017 said the constitution allows same-sex marriages and gave parliament two years to adjust laws accordingly.
Religion, conservative values and political systems that discourage LGBT activism have slowed momentum toward same-sex marriage in many Asian countries from Japan through much of Southeast Asia, although Thailand is exploring the legalization of same-sex civil partnerships.