Taiwan activist renews same-sex marriage bid after setback
TAIPEI (AFP) - A leading Taiwanese gay rights activist was turned away by a government agency on March 21 as he and his partner tried to register as married, following a failed attempt by another same-sex couple.
Mr Chief Day-way, dubbed the "gay rights godfather" for his dedication to gay rights protection for 30 years, and his partner were rejected by a household registration office in Taipei.
An official at the office told Mr Chief that only a man and a woman can by law register as a married couple.
The 55-year-old vowed to appeal to the city government and courts as part of efforts to legalise gay marriage on the island.