Two same-sex wed in military ceremony

Two same-sex wed in military ceremony
Two same-sex couples take a group photo during a military mass wedding in Taoyuan, Taiwan, October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Ann Wang

Two lesbian couples wed and celebrated at a military ceremony in Taiwan. Yumi Meng, 37 and her new wife Major Wang Yi, 36 finally exchanged the vows along with Chen Ying-hsuan, 27 and Li-Li Chen, 26 who also celebrated their marriage.

Exchanging the moving words of for better or for worse, and heard ‘I now pronounce you wife and wife’ in a wedding ceremony held by Taiwan’s military. Taiwan is the only place in Asia that have legalised same-sex marriage that was passed in May 2019. The wedding had over 180 couples and was the first time a same-sex couple had been wed at a military ceremony.

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Both couples held a pride flag for the entirety of the celebration and Ms Yen wore a rainbow wristband and admitted she had always been open about who she loved throughout her time serving. Since the same-sex marriage law passing in May 2019 in Taiwan, over 4,000 LGBTQ+ couples have gotten married with over half being lesbian marriages.

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