senoritazhao Post time 2017-5-25 09:25:19

Taiwan is closer to being 1st Asian place to allow same-sex marriage

A supporter of LGBT and human rights holds a rainbow flag with Taiwan map during a rally supporting a proposal to allow same-sex marriage in Taipei, Taiwan, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016.

(CNN)Taiwan's top court has cleared the way for the island to become the first place in Asia to grant same-sex couples the right to marry.

The Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday that current laws, which say that marriage is between a man and a woman, violate the Constitution.
The panel of judges has given the island's parliament, known as the Legislative Yuan, two years to amend or enact new laws, which could potentially make Taiwan the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage.
The island has a large gay community and its annual gay pride parade is the biggest in Asia but the issue of marriage equality has divided Taiwanese society, with thousands turning out in recent months to protest for and against marriage equality.

senoritazhao Post time 2017-5-25 09:28:31

Saul Post time 2017-5-25 19:30:31

And yet, millions of people continue to live in places that outlaw same-sex relationships and prosecute people for being gay. In five countries and in parts of two others, homosexuality is still punishable with the death penalty, while a further 70 imprison citizens because of their sexual orientation.

petera Post time 2017-5-25 20:37:38


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Saul Post time 2017-5-25 21:32:25

This post was edited by Saul at 2017-5-25 08:32

petera Post time: 2017-5-25 07:37 static/image/common/back.gif

Good news for people like Hooked Noser, though.
A study has found that people who display homophobic tendencies(pet) are more likely to be gay.

Teams at the University of Rochester in New York, the University of California and the University of Essex found that individuals who identify as straight, often showed a strong attraction to the same sex in psychological tests.

Netta Weinstein, a lecturer at the University of Essex and the study’s lead author, said that these individuals “may be threatened by gays and lesbians because homosexuals remind them of similar tendencies within themselves”.

The study analysed four separate experiments conduced in the US and Germany, which provided evidence that homophobia is in fact ‘external manifestation of repressed sexual desires’.

Richard Ryan, a professor of psychology at the University of Rochester in New York, said that: “People who have homophobic attitudes, who are more prejudice or discriminatory against gay people, are themselves more likely to have a discrepancy between their unconscious attractions to same-sex partners than what they are aware of.

“Those people who have such discrepancies, who have really a split between their unconscious attraction and what they consciously say about themselves, are more likely to come from authoritarian homes.”

“If you are a parent who really believes your child should be straight, and when you use whatever means you can to convince them them that they’re only good and worthy if they are, that would be very controlling and it creates a lot of conflict in the child.”

Professor Ryan concludes that the way that children process and resolve this information is to act out in a discriminatory or hateful way towards gay and lesbian people.

It’s hoped that the findings might help to explain the dynamics behind bullying and hate crimes.

dusty1 Post time 2017-5-26 05:36:30

teatree16 Post time: 2017-5-25 11:46 static/image/common/back.gif
Well, average Taiwanese men talk very gaylish to us...

You can turn these gay men

dusty1 Post time 2017-5-26 05:36:52

petera Post time: 2017-5-25 20:37 static/image/common/back.gif

Good news for people like Hooked Noser, though.

I thought this would make you happy
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