Taiwan became the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage on May 17. After the law went into effect today (May 24), Taiwanese LGBTQ couples celebrated by finally getting married.
166 couples were registered to marry at the mass same-sex wedding.
Shane Lin and Yuan Shan-Ming were one of the first couples to marry in Taipei after being together for about twelve years. Their marriage was officiated by LGBTQ activist Chi Chia-wei, who sported a rainbow headband. He used the same pen President Tsai Ing-wen used to sign marriage equality into law.
“I am very proud of my country for being so advanced,” Lin said in a video from Bloomberg.