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Taiwan Becomes The First Asian Country To Approve A Bill Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

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Lawmakers in Taiwan have approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in a landmark decision that makes the self-ruled island the first place in Asia to pass gay marriage legislation.

The vote came almost two years after the island’s Constitutional Court ruled that the existing law; which said marriage was between a man and a woman was unconstitutional. The panel of judges gave the island’s parliament two years to amend or enact new laws.

On Friday, only a week off the two-year deadline lawmakers in Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan passed a bill making same-sex marriage a reality and it will go into effect on May 24.

Tens of thousands of people braved pouring rain Friday to demonstrate in favor of same-sex marriage outside the parliament, where lawmakers were voting on three draft bills. The successful Cabinet bill was backed by LGBTQ groups, despite the fact it creates a law different to straight marriage.

For instance, under Cabinet’s bill, a Taiwanese person could not marry foreigners from countries where same-sex marriage is not legal. Thousands turned of gay rights activists, many bearing umbrellas, rainbow flags and rainbow placards, gathered in heavy rain in the capital Taipei in support of marriage equality.

Although the island has a large gay community and its annual gay pride parade is the biggest in Asia, the issue of marriage equality has divided Taiwanese society. In a controversial referendum in November last year, 67% voted to reject same-sex marriage.

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Lil Ice – Gimme Love + Hustle

Fast rising act – Lil Ice, serves up two brand new singles which he titled “Gimme Love” and “Hustle”. Check out the new singles below and share your thoughts.
 
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VIDEO: Anthony Sky – Biko

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Nigerian born Stockholm Sweden Based act Anthony Sky comes through with another hit single titled “BIKO” under his record label Skytainment Music .
I can certainly assure you that you are going to break your repeat button on this one. The visual is directed by director eddy and it a Must watch

Anthony promises more to come from him and assures his fans that he’s just getting started.

 

 

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Ernest Lawani – Ireti

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Ernest Lawani – Ireti

 

Super talented artiste and producer ERNEST LAWANI comes up with a brand new inspiring and banging tune – “IRETI”.

IRETI? Is a Vibe, Which talks more about ‘Being Great in life and nobody can change that this is a jam that will definitely worth your Megabytes and Time.

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