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this is the news line from berlin a key vote in taiwan on same sex marriage turn out just wrong as voters on the island take long to be in referendum on gay rights and marriage equality it could become the first place in asia to recognize same sex marriage coming up. or all over gibraltar could spread the bread six hundred says without getting guarantees that it will have a say in the future of the territory it could boycott tomorrow special e.u. summit. activists in turkey prepared to hold rallies against domestic violence
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against women and girls has an exclusive report on one woman who was left by her husband. welcome to the program voters in taiwan have been deciding on the fate of same sex marriage legislation on the island long lines were everywhere as people turned out to vote in a series of referenda on gay rights including marriage now the island is deeply divided on the issue. of same sex couples should be allowed to wed by me twenty nineteen and today's referendum which comes along side local elections and now throwing uncertainty on what a marriage equality could look like. i'm now joined by phebe calling from east asia bureau thanks for joining us so today taiwan. it is holding three
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referenda on how same sex marriage could be egoless what people what are the choices on the ballot basically this for and it's not about or what not to legalize same sex marriage is about how to implemented it how to make it happen so voters in taiwan they were asked about or whether the same sex marriage should be legalized by either amending the assisting civil code or other new special law where same sex couples will be around to different rights compare with heterosexual couples and this is considered to be another kind of this criminal asian according to respect. amend the existing civil coke that means they will have equal rights compared to heterosexual couples but phoebe last year taiwan's supreme court ruled that banning gay marriage was unconstitutional so why is this issue back on the vote i mean this is the question and the. most money another ruling last year
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the government to end their growth in the last within two years but since then the government they haven't put forward any proposal or bill to the society or to the parliament so there's blaming that because there is no consensus the entire society so in this referendum different groups they are like raising motions to put pressure on one governments in order to like call for the method to implement same sex marriage in a way they want so that the religious group they want to do it in a more conservative way and they want to adopt a more progressive method or eight looking at taiwan it obviously has a very vibrant gay community but how are people feeling about this do they think that supporting same sex marriage is the way to go this is actually a very polarizing issue in taiwan society and the opinions from general public is the play. we find that this well so we can see the supports from the conservative
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groups as mainly from religious organizations churches parental groups over the generations and they have a strong ability to mobilize voters but at the same time on the other hand we can see that. marriage equality getting overwhelming support amount to a younger generation so the question comes down to whether the young both can open when they get overweight opposition cam but either of the results come out though so if both of the contradictory random past at the same time so it may strike and other constitutional ruling in taiwan so that the court have to clarify the interpretation of the law and give advice to the government and i don't no matter what the result it will be another that i'm on to party one oh wow well phoebe called we wait to see what they'll do from east asia bureau thank you. let's now
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look at some of the other stories making news around the world police in paris have fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrations against rising fuel costs parts of the french capital have been brought to a standstill by so-called best protesters the president's economic policies two people have been killed since the protests began last week. pakistani authorities have arrested a radical islamist cleric who's followers staged major protests demanding strict blasphemy laws hussein receive his supporters brought cities in pakistan to a standstill earlier this month with street protests over the acquittal of. christian woman on death row for blasphemy. a new study says climate change will cost the united states hundreds of billions of dollars annually by the end of the century the congressionally mandated report warns that public health and access to water will be threatened the trumpet ministration has called the report inaccurate
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and. now u.k. prime minister to resign may is making a final push to defend a break that agreement with the e.u. she said to meet european commission president a day ahead of a special summit to approve the deal its passage now depends on whether spanish prime minister pedro sanchez is satisfied the issue of gibraltar has been adequately addressed his threatened to boycott the summit unless spain has written assurances over the future of the british territory. if there's no deal. then it's clear that the european council summit will go ahead. so can one cause the cancellation of this weekend's summit or even veto the entire briggs's deal we asked our brussels correspond brussels bureau chief max hoffman. that's a question we asked ourselves all week it's the most asked question of brussels at the moment and we came to the conclusion here in the studio brussels that yes they
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can because normally if you summits decisions are taken consensually which means that spain could stay and it would still pass but if they actively say no we do not want this deal then it will not pass and by the way this this dimension the magnitude of this whole topic is such that anything else and unanimity would wouldn't fly in this case. max hoffman there with a view from brussels on whether spain cantle pito the bedsit deal but even if it does move past madrid concern it doesn't stop there for timmie's and may you see if you need a sign off on how bread the draft deal on sunday the british prime minister still has to push it through her own parliament in face of strong objections from within her own conservative party the question is will she resign if the bedsit plans are rejected by m.p.'s next often again with this report. what would we all do without drugs is the story of a lifetime keeping thousands of politicians public officials and journalists most
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of all of course to read something yes she still is the prime minister of the u.k. at least at the time of this recording. but i believe with every fiber of my being that the course i have set out is the right one for our country and all people. you have to give it to her she's nothing if not persistent. it used to be different maybe was ridiculed disregarded declared for politically dead but that all changed with the brilliant move she made. to words. dancing queen. so this clearly shows that theresa may is beyond caring what people think of are ok
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that's not the only reason she's earning some admiration or even the paper it's written on prime minister it's also the fact of simply still being there but now things are about to get really dicey not necessarily here in brussels it seems likely that leaders will sign off on the withdrawal agreement and the political agreement on sunday. this is where the real battle will take place today at the. well as the battle already is taking place really in britain's house of commons yourself man they seem to document. this empty document could have been written to years ago it's peppered with phrases such as the parties will look out the parties will explode on watch on us as a government been doing for the last two years with this kind of resistance what happens next. let's say european leaders approved the divorce agreement
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that's up to the house of commons and you know what they're like. if they do say yes then the european parliament and the e.u. member states need to formally approve the deal at the beginning of next year. results and orderly bracks and at the end of march two thousand and ninety if the house of commons votes no and that seems likely at the moment chaos ensues. after some reflection time all of these possibilities are on the menu from directors it chaos to no flags at all my thoughts on that. there's still lots of work. yeah yeah we always say that but you know what it's true. she remains prime minister for a song. like this. well activists in turkey
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gearing up for a series of demonstrations to mark the un international day for the elimination of violence against women on sunday one of the biggest rallies is set to take place in istanbul just last month the european council warned turkey to do more to protect women and girls against domestic violence reliable statistics on gender based violence in the country are hard to come by but did correspondent you had met one survivor. my name is on the mask and i was born in one thousand nine hundred six in istanbul and i was always very strong. the says me aged sixteen or seventeen with a friend we were very happy that day. and then looks back at her old pictures as she likes to remember her teenage years but she has torn one person out of the vote her husband the man who almost killed her. in our ten
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year relationship he slapped me he beat me he insulted me. this happened in the bedroom as well. at some point hundred one couldn't bear it any more she wanted to leave her husband there was footage of what happened next one day he approached her with a gun and shot her. i thought this is it i'm going to die and at that moment he put the gun into my mouth and pulled the trigger but he had run out of bullets and that was my second chance thanks to god. and is now paralyzed from the waist down her husband is in detention his trial has been dragging on for two years condon is afraid he could walk free. there is a lack of reliable statistics on violence against women in turkey rights groups say on average one woman is killed every day when you talk to people on the streets an
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interesting thing happens almost every woman says violence is a familiar issue. called the unity of course violence against women here and a lot of news about women being murdered we've had enough of it yet all of us have experienced abuse physical or psychological. that's why i think it's spreading its was now that in the past. and of course my neighbor is beaten by her husband i think he does it out of jealousy. but it's a whole different story when you ask a man about violence against women you know you know i haven't seen it if i didn't all put a stop to it. in turkish kosher women are very precious to us is unacceptable to beat a woman women are everything to was. all about the psychologist counsels women who have become victims of violence and she gives classes like this one where she talks about the different types of abuse there are laws on the books she says but they
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are not in full sprawl or shows in the fear on the ranch and of protection measures in place perpetrators on to punish sufficiently and the cases aren't being taken seriously enough. pandan hopes her husband will have to stay in prison for a long time if she had a say he would never get out again. as i look at sports now and in the bundesliga last night struggling because and host of the league's worst team should gut and the home side prevail to neil bring the match to life in the second half thanks to a brace by their man up front they were close and took advantage of stick that sneaky defense from the corner. found kevin folland with the ball and the striker finished with a brilliant hetta that's a gentleman's first goal at home this season seven minutes later the ball found fall and again added his second goal snapping level cozens to the game losing
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