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Gay couples in Taiwan register to get married

05/24 15:35

Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriages on May 17 when the Legislative Yuan passed a law that allows homosexual couples to register their marriage and enjoy similar rights as heterosexual couples. The law went into effect on May 24. As a result, many couples are getting married and registering their marriages. We spoke to one couple, Kristin Huang and Amber Wang, who recently held a joint wedding with a gay male couple and a heterosexual couple to show that everyone has the right to get married. They shared with CNA their journey of self-acceptance, what it’s like to be gay in Taiwan and how they feel about being able to get married legally. They registered their marriage in Taipei on May 24th, the first day same-sex couples are allowed to do so.

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