On Sunday, a man suddenly knelt down and popped the question to his boyfriend while they were riding on the always romantic Beijing metro. Just like in the movies, his partner said yes and the two embraced to cheers (and a few jeers) from fellow commuters.
According to witnesses, the proposal happened on a special rainbow-decorated carriage on Line 1 of Beijing’s subway. The man abruptly knelt down and said to his stunned partner, “Today I invite all the people we know and do not know to bear witness.” Then, he pulled out a watch and proposed.
In the background, some onlookers can be heard shouting “disgusting!” or “sin!” However, when the other man said yes, the carriage erupted into spontaneous applause, drowning out all the haters.
It turns out that all the people they do not know might just see their proposal. Video of the scene has gone viral online and has become one of the most discussed topics on Weibo with the majority of netizens lending their support and well-wishes to the couple’s future union.
But, after a proposal like that, where to hold the wedding?
Well, not in China officially. The PRC does not recognize same-sex unions. In June, gay dating app Blued teamed up with Taobao to send ten gay couples to the U.S. to get legally married. Later, the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling for gay marriage saw rainbow-colors flood WeChat and Weibo, but the Global Times responded to the historic ruling with an editorial worrying that hyping up gay marriage will “induce potential homosexuals.”
A day after the U.S. legalized same sex marriage, one gay couple held a wedding ceremony in Beijing.
Watch the video below, via YouTube:
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