Taiwan: Hundreds of newly Wednesday gay couples make history
25 Mai, 2019, 06:38 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
Beaming in the bright sunshine, Amber Wang took the hand of her new wife, Kristin Huang, on the steps of the Xinyi District office in Taipei, Friday, making history as one of the first same-sex couples to marry in Asia.
Taiwan's parliament passed a bill last week that endorsed same-sex marriage.
"It has been a remarkable achievement for Taiwan's same-sex marriage movement, and I feel lucky to have the blessings from my friends and family", said Lin.
Twenty couples queued to marry at a registration office in central Taipei where rainbow flags hung alongside stacks of government-issued, rainbow-themed registration forms.
Some 300 same-sex couples are expected to register on Friday, according to local authorities, around 150 in the capital Taipei which boasts a thriving and vocal gay community. But today, I am able to openly tell the world through these cameras that I'm gay and I'm getting married.
The couple was the first to arrive at the government office to officially register as a married couple, MSN reports: "Outside the government building, crowds gathered as Taiwan officially opened for the first time the Household Registration Office for same-sex couples on May 24".
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