Marriage-equality supporters take part in a pride parade in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on November 25 after losing the same-sex marriage referendum. Photo: Reuters
Anson Au
Opinion

Opinion

Anson Au

Three reasons why same-sex marriage is still a no go in Taiwan and Hong Kong

  • Anson Au says demographic and political barriers, like Taiwan’s low fertility rate and voter unhappiness, are blocking the legalisation of same-sex marriage
  • There are lessons here for Hong Kong, and the rest of Asia: more has to be done to lay the groundwork for progress

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Marriage-equality supporters take part in a pride parade in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on November 25 after losing the same-sex marriage referendum. Photo: Reuters
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Anson Au

Anson Au

Anson Au is currently a visiting professor in the School of Humanities, Social Science, and Law at Harbin Institute of Technology and a PhD student in sociology at the University of Toronto.