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>> For those in favor it's a landmark moment. The campaign for equal marriage rights has gathered momentum, with hundreds of thousands of people rallying in support.>> They say it's a clear victory that puts marriage equality for same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples on the same level.
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Reuters' JR Wu is at the Constitutional Court in Taipei.>> This ruling is significant. It pretty much means that in two years' time, if law isn't made or created or amended, same-sex marriage is legalized in Taiwan. Twenty-four months is a long time. Taiwanese lawmakers have already been wrangling in parliament on bills to legalize same-sex marriage.
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Maybe with this ruling, it will will hasten, speed up, the legislative agenda on the case.
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But not everyone is celebrating. Wednesday's ruling prompting anger among conservative groups who have staged mass protests against any change in the law.>> There was a group of protesters. They are pro family values. They don't see same-sex couples being equal to man, woman couples. They are not happy with the ruling.
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I don't think they will be going forward. But the court ruled.>> The naysayers haven't been able to stop Taiwan keeping its status as a liberal torch-bearer in a conservative region. The Supreme Court says if the law hasn't officially been changed within two years, gay couples will be able to register for marriage regardless.