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Same-Sex Couples Are Getting Married In Taiwan For The First Time And It's So Moving

Same-sex couples across Taiwan are tying the knot after a May 24 referendum that acknowledges their constitutional right to marry. Taiwan is now the first place in Asia to legally recognize same-sex unions.

Posted on June 1, 2019, at 9:52 a.m. ET

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Shane Lin, center, is comforted by his partner, Marc Yuan, right, and a friend during a wedding ceremony in Taipei on May 24.

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Newlyweds pose for a group photo after registering their marriages in Taipei on May 24.

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Newlyweds celebrate after exchanging vows in Taipei on May 24.

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A reveler poses for photos in front of the Taipei 101 tower during a wedding ceremony on May 24.

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Couples Cynical Chick and Li Ying-Chien (left) and Shane Lin and Marc Yuan kiss after registering their marriages at the Household Registration Office in Taipei on May 24.

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Amber, right, looks at her partner, Huan Huan, as they prepare to take part in a wedding event on May 18.

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Amber, left, and Huan Huan kiss during a wedding event in Taipei on May 18.

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Newlyweds A-Tuo, right, and Hsuan Yo are surrounded by friends during a wedding event in Taipei on May 18.

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A married couple rests on a rainbow flag during the first day of civil registration for same-sex marriages in Taipei on May 24.

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Newlyweds pose during a mass wedding banquet in Taipei on May 25.

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Couples walk the red carpet at their wedding party in Taipei on May 25.

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Newlyweds exchange wedding rings during a mass wedding banquet in Taipei on May 25.

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Taiwanese couples toast at their wedding party in Taipei on May 25.

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People wave rainbow flags during a mass wedding banquet in front of the Presidential Palace in Taipei on May 25.

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Newlywed couples kiss during a mass wedding banquet in Taipei on May 25.

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Couples kiss during a mass wedding ceremony in Taipei on May 25.

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A newlywed couple in wedding dresses hold hands at a mass wedding banquet in Taipei on May 25.


UPDATE

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