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The law also does not recognize marriages to foreigners whose countries do not permit same-sex marriage.
Despite such limitations, the legislation gained the backing of LGBTQ groups, which saw it as the best option available for equality.
The panel of judges gave the island's parliament two years to amend or enact new laws.
Tens of thousands of people braved pouring rain Friday to demonstrate in favor of same-sex marriage outside the parliament, as lawmakers began voting on three draft bills, one tabled by the island's Cabinet -- which would ultimately prove successful -- and two watered-down rival bills tabled by conservative groups.The move comes at a moment of change for LGBTQ rights in Asia: even as nations like India–whose Supreme Court decriminalized homosexuality in 2018–have expanded rights, others including Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei have cracked down.