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Hundreds of gay couples got married in Taiwan as soon as it was legal & we have photos

Kaohsiung, Taiwan-November 25, 2018: Chi Chia Wei, legendary protector of gay rights in Taiwan, marching with a rainbow suit in front of the LGBTQ Pride Parade.
Kaohsiung, Taiwan-November 25, 2018: Chi Chia Wei, legendary protector of gay rights in Taiwan, marching with a rainbow suit in front of the LGBTQ Pride Parade.Photo: Shutterstock

Taiwan’s new law recognizing marriage equality took effect today, and the occasion was marked by beautiful weddings.

One of the first couples to get married was Shane Lin and Yuan Shan-Ming in Taipei.

Related: Taiwan just became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriages

The couple’s marriage was officiated by Taiwanese LGBTQ activist Chi Chia-wei, who wore a red coat and a rainbow headband and used the pen that President Tsai Ing-wen used to sign the marriage equality law earlier this week.

Chun-peng Chou and Meng-huan Lin were also among the first to get married.

Amber Wang and Kristin Huang’s marriage was profiled by CNN.

Three couples – one lesbian, one straight, and one gay – got married at the same time to celebrate marriage equality being passed.

And even people who aren’t getting married are celebrating the day.

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