Thursday, July 25, 2013
taiwan's first lesbian couple to marry
Same-Sex Buddhist Nuptials: Their union may not be legal, but Yu Ya-ting and Huang Mei-yu are Taiwan’s first lesbian couple to be married in a Buddhist ceremony.
Huang said the couple hoped that a wedding blessed by a Buddhist master would encourage more Taiwanese, 80 percent of whom are Buddhist, to support same-sex marriage.
“I remember when I told my parents that we would get married, their first question was, ‘Is this legal?’” Huang said. “I could only say to them that it would soon, but I didn’t know when would be considered soon. So we hope it will become legal.”