Taiwanese LGBTQ Couples Celebrate Marriage Equality with Mass Same-Sex Wedding

Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage on May 17. After the law went into effect today (May 24), Taiwanese LGBTQ couples celebrated by finally getting married.

166 couples were registered to marry at the mass same-sex wedding.

Shane Lin and Yuan Shan-Ming were one of the first couples to marry in Taipei after being together for about twelve years. Their marriage was officiated by LGBTQ activist Chi Chia-wei, who sported a rainbow headband. He used the same pen President Tsai Ing-wen used to sign marriage equality into law.

“I am very proud of my country for being so advanced,” Lin said in a video from Bloomberg.

🌈👬 Taiwan's having its first official same-sex weddings after becoming the 1st in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage.

Meet Marc and Shane, who just got married by gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei (祁家威) in Taipei #LGBTQ #婚姻平權 pic.twitter.com/fZiauX5K0A

— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) May 24, 2019

Lesbian couple Chun-peng Chou and Meng-huan Lin, as well as Amber Wang and Kristin Huang, were also one of the first to get married.

👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩 And this couple also shared their first kiss as wife and wife during Taiwan's first official same-sex wedding #LGBTQ #婚姻平權 pic.twitter.com/V1a8GC9oRy

— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) May 24, 2019

👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩🏳️‍🌈👨‍❤️‍💋‍👨 In sickness and in health, Kristina Huang recounts when her partner was rushed to the hospital to explain why same-sex marriage matters in Taiwan #婚姻平權 #LGBTQ pic.twitter.com/ZQusE6Yvag

— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) May 24, 2019

“We hope, through the protection of marriage, we can enjoy the rights and obligations we deserve,” Huang said.

Three couples, one straight, gay, and lesbian, celebrated marriage equality by getting married at the same time.

Taiwan gay marriage: Three couples and a wedding to celebrate equality https://t.co/48uFM8MddP pic.twitter.com/Q3NcVbbEWR

— Roman Taylor (@RTDEWHITE) May 23, 2019

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