International Conference „Beyond 748: Same Sex Marriage and Family“ (Taipei)
25 October 2019
RKL-president Helmut Graupner gave the plenary speech at Taiwanese Academy of Sciences „Academia Sinica“ international conference „Beyond 748: Same Sex Marriage and Family“ in Taipei.
Taiwan is the first country in Asia which introduced marriage equality (by statute no. 748). As in Austria same-gender couples are allowed to marry from 2019, after a 2017 Constitutional Court judgment. Different from Austria however same-gender parenting so far still is restricted to second-parenting adoption. Joint adoption, medically assisted procreation and automatic co-parenthood are not yet available.
The conference analysed and discussed the current state of the law and possible future developments in especially in Asia.
President Dr Helmut Graupner und Secretary General Walter Dietz represented RKL (Graupner in addition the European Commission on Sexual Orientation Law ECSOL). In his plenary speech Graupner presented the European Court of Human Rights case-law and Austria’s way from the rear to the top of international legal development.
Special thanks to professor Cheng-Yi Huang (Academia Sinica) and his team for the excellent and perfect organisation of this historic international conference.