A panel of 14 judges will hear a case today that could make Taiwan the first country in Asia to legalize marriage equality.
Veteran gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei and the Taipei city government filed the petitions with the Constitutional Court asking for a ruling on whether Taiwan’s civil code, which states that marriage is between a man and a woman, is constitutional.
The ruling, expected within two months, would be legally binding. If the law is found to be unconstitutional, Taiwan’s parliament would have to change the laws to accommodate same-sex couples.
President Tsai Ing-wen has previously said she would support marriage equality.