TWO TAIWANESE WOMEN have tied the knot in the country’s first same-sex Buddhist wedding ceremony on Saturday.
Taiwan still does not legally recognize same sex marriage but the Taipei Times says You Ya-ting and her partner Huang Mei-yu have written an open letter to President Ma Ying-jeou urging the government to change this.
The couple exchanged prayer beads and stamped seals on a marriage certificate during the ceremony at a monastery in Taoyuan County, Taiwan.
Ya-ting (30) and Mei-yu (30) are both Buddhists, and have been going out for seven years.
Inquirer Life & Style said that the women were married by a female Buddhist master, Shih Chao-hui.
Yesterday, a March for Marriage was held in Dublin, calling for marriage equality in Ireland.