Monday, 15 August 2011

AFP: Taiwan gears for biggest same-sex mass wedding

Gay and lesbian activists display a rainbow flag at an annual parade in Taipei in 2008 

About 60 lesbian couples will tie the knot in Taiwan's biggest same-sex mass wedding in the hope that the island will soon follow New York to legalise gay marriage, an organiser said Tuesday.
Around 1,000 people have purchased tickets for the private event, which will take place at an overnight party in Taipei later this month, including visitors from China, Thailand and the US, said organiser AJ Wang.'We are celebrating the recent legalisation of gay marriage in New York and we hope that Taiwan will make the same move in the near future,' she said.'We also want the public to see that so many gay couples are committed to each other and they deserve to be recognised and treated fairly.'
Full report at AFP

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