Like many Americans—but few Republican presidential candidates—the former Florida governor has evolved on the issue. Bush busy engaging constituents on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate ahead of the presidential election. Just 47 percent of Asian-Americans voted in the presidential election. Should lightning strike and Hillary Clinton forgoes a presidential run, Democrats have a nominee in waiting. There are four photos there of representative presidential candidates.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT rights in Asia are limited in comparison to many other areas of the world. Same-sex sexual activity is outlawed in at least twenty Asian countries. In some relatively less religiously conservative Muslim-majority countries such as Azerbaijan and Jordan , homosexuality is legal, but usually socially unacceptable. Egalitarian relationships modeled on the Western pattern have become more frequent, though they remain rare. Japan, Israel, Thailand, Taiwan and Nepal are the major players in legislation.