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Taiwan Will Celebrate Gay Mass Wedding

Inspired by the New York recognition of same-sex marriage many gay couples in Taiwan will celebrate a mass symbolic Wedding. the purpose of the event is to push the legalization of gay marriage by the Taiwanese government.

AFP reports:

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.”

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