Hundreds of pairs tie the knot after parliament became the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage
After decades of campaigning and waiting, Taiwan has welcomed hundreds of same-sex couples as they practised their new legal rights to tie the knot.
Dozens of reporters and photographers replenished a registry bureau in Taipei on Friday waiting to capture the moment when the self-ruled island became the first country in Asia to legalise homosexual marriage.
Marc Yuan and Shane Lin were the first to sign their wedding credential under the gaze of the legendary Taiwanese LGBTQ claims activist, Chi Chia-wei.
The couple, who had waited 12 times for the law to change, “says hes” felt fortunate to be able to celebrate their union.
” It has been a impressive achievement for Taiwan’s same-sex wedding crusade, and I feel lucky to have the supports from my friends and family ,” said Lin.