Taiwan Pride, the annual gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender pride parade in Taiwan, is now in its tenth year. Set to be held on October 27, more than 50,000 people are expected to take to the streets this year to push for the legalisation of same-sex marriage on the island.
In 2003, Taiwan’s Executive Yuan proposed legislation granting same-sex couples the right to marry under the Human Rights Basic Law, but voting on the bill was stalled after opposition from cabinet ministers and legislators.
In August, Taiwan saw its very first same-sex Buddhist wedding, attended by some 300 guests who chanted Buddhist sutras for the lesbian couple as they said “I do” in front of a Buddha statue. The marriage was understood as having no legal basis under the law.
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