Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Taiwan's First Buddhist Same-Sex Marriage

Taiwan's First Buddhist Same-Sex Marriage

Via CNN August 13, 2012

TAOYUAN--Long-term lesbian couple Huang Mei-yu and You Ya-ting were married in Taiwan's first same-sex Buddhist wedding ceremony on August 11, 2012 in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan. Some 300 Buddhists chanted Sutras to bless the couple who are both 30 years old. The couple wore traditional white wedding gowns and exchanged prayer beads instead of rings in a Buddhist monastery. The couple's parents initially agreed to attend the ceremony, but because of the international media exposure they were absent. The couples' marriage is not legally recognized, but Taiwan is one of the most liberal cultures in Asia and many gay and lesbian rights groups are petitioning the government to legalize same-sex marriage. Below is the ITN news video on this historic event:



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4 comments:

  1. Epic news! Like this could ever happen in the US.

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  2. I have the most normal and expected boner right now.

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  3. Which would be better? I divorce my wife so I can get into one of them new-fangled same-sex marriages, or I convince my wife to fly to Sweden and do the Chaz Bono thing so we can have a same-sex marriage without divorce?

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  4. HAHAHA!!! Thanks Mike. Just stay married and faithful and you'll have plenty of same sex for sure! :D

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