>> Same-sex marriage could have its first big win in Asia. A panel of grand justices set to meet this week in Taiwan to decide whether a law stating marriage should be restricted to a man and a woman is unconstitutional. Members of the LGBT community are hoping for a breakthrough.
The island is considered one of the most gay-friendly places in Asia. Hosting a yearly gay pride event that draws in tens of thousands of people from across the region. Wong Tyen Ming and Hussyung have been together for 32 years, and hope they can soon enjoy the same benefits as heterosexual couples.
> Sticking to the old ways of not listening to demands of giving same-sex marriage a legal protection is a very, very terrible thing. There are more than ten justices, I believe not all of them are foolish.>> But local polls show the Taiwanese public is still closely divided on the issue.
Opponents of same-sex marriage have been protesting outside the courts, demanding the question be put to Taiwanese citizens first.