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Taiwan unveiled a draft of what could be ages first same sex marriage law on Thursday late last year a series of referendums in the self ruled island so voters oppose amending Thailand civil code to allow for same sex marriage defining the term marriage as being between a man and a woman they ask for a special law to be enacted for same sex unions Thursday's draft bill would give same sex couples similar legal protections in marriage as heterosexual couples will marriage and civil law would remain unchanged in response and some activists said having a separate law was discriminatory they also said the drive to not give complete legal protections to same sex couples Taiwan's parliament is expected to vote in the draft bill by late may the end of a two year deadline set by the Constitutional Court for legalization after ruling in twenty seventeen that same sex couples have the right to legally marry the issue has been a challenge for president tying when whose party suffered a major defeat in last November's elections she saw criticism over her reform policies and her approach to magic quality was among them conservative group said they would continue to fight the draft bill would some calling it unacceptable