- The first-ever gay marriages in Asia finally happened in Taiwan
- Two gay couples were able to sign their marriage certificates
- Many more homosexual couples are expected to register at the city hall today
The first-ever same-sex marriage in Asia happened in Taiwan on Friday. KAMI learned that this historic step has put an end to the three-decade fight of the LGBTQ members for equality.
In a report by the GMA News, Shane Lin and Marc Yuan wore matching suits to celebrate their love. The couple fell in love at college.
Another gay couple LiYing Chien and her girlfriend with the pen name “Cynical Chick” also signed their marriage certificates.
Around 300 LGBTQ couples are expected to register on Friday to get married. The city hall will also co-host a wedding reception near the Taipei 101 skyscraper.
On May 17, the lawmakers in Taiwan approved a measure seeking to legalize same-sex marriage, making it the first country in Asia.
However, many Taiwanese are still against the new law. The opponents are planning to punish President Tsai Ing-wen and those who voted in favor of it by electing a new president and parliament in January elections.
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