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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.
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.
Maybe with this ruling, it will will hasten, speed up, the legislative agenda on the case.
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.
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.