Transnational same-sex couples need your help!

by Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights
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Transnational same-sex couples need your help!
Transnational same-sex couples need your help!
Transnational same-sex couples need your help!

Project Report | Mar 6, 2020
Working report of the 2st quarter

By Chih-Chieh Chien | Secretary General


  • Total media exposures: 16 media exposures in Q2. A total of 35 exposures in Q1 and Q2. 
  1. TAPCPR held a press conference before the eve of Lunar New Year to call on the government to facilitate the legalization of transnational same-sex marriage so that same-sex couples will not have to eat alone without the company of their partner at the New Year’s Eve dinner.
  2. Feature article co-op on the legalization of transnational marriage with “Apple Daily,” the largest print media in Taiwan, from different perspectives ranging from personal stories to legal and political analyses. A total of 5 online exposures and 1 full-page print coverage were monitored.
  3. Single article co-op with China Times and Apple Daily on the legalization of transnational marriage.


  • Social actions: 2 on-site promotional activities  and 4 social education activities. A total of 8 on-site promotional activities and 13 social education activities in Q1 and Q2. 
  1. TAPCPR participated in activities to distribute brochures about the legalization of transnational marriage and gathered signatories from the audience to voice support for the cause. 
  2. TAPCPR also took part in social advocacy and education.


  • Collection of petition letters from transnational same-sex couples: 68 letters 


  • Transnational same-sex couples gatherings and case rescues:
  1. Internal gatherings: 3 gatherings in Q2. A total of 8 gatherings in Q1 and Q2.  
  2. Case rescue: Provided assistance to same-sex couples of Hong Kong and Taiwan origins who were not able to reunite due to the border control following the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). 
  • Litigation

Starting last October, TAPCPR attorneys had filed petitions to the administration on behalf of two transnational couples who weren’t able to register their marriage in Taiwan. We’ve filed an administrative petition this past January for one couple while the other couple received the results of their petition and ready to file administrative litigation 


On the other hand, two other similar cases related to the registration of marriage of transnational same-sex couples are in the processes of judicial remedy. We plan to file petitions to the administration for the two couples. 

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Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights

Location: Taipei city - Taiwan
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Chih-Chieh Chien
Taipei city , Taiwan
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