Taiwan votes down same-sex marriage as China welcomes midterm results

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LGBT activists said it was a major blow to the island’s reputation as a rights trailblazer

Voters in Taiwan backed anti-gay marriage referendums on Saturday in what LGBT activists said was a major blow to the island’s reputation as a rights trailblazer.

The result came at the end of a dramatic evening which saw Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, resign as leader of the ruling Democratic Progressive party (DPP) after her party suffered major defeats in key mid-term polls, a significant blow to her prospects for re-election in 2020.

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