Fish Huang and her partner You Ya-tingboth were the blushing brides in their same flowing white bridal gowns and veils and exchanged vows 'for better or for worse' in front of a huge Buddha idol and a female Buddhist priest also known as master. 300 Buddhists chanted sutras for the happy couple who would go down in history for this bold step.
In spite of the brave step and the rosy picture that gives us a false hope that may be the world is changing for the better, a rude shock jolts everyone back to the reality when one realizes that the couple's parents were conspicuous by their absence and the tirade of hateful comments on various networking sites against their ceremony were posted on their marriage picture.
Both the women said that initially their parents said that they would attend the ceremony but they did not turn up and both the women understood that they were under social pressures and couldn't make it to the wedding. While some writing on Facebook, praised and wished the couple well for their life ahead, there were a number of people who quote the Bible and also preached as to what God intended for people to do.
Taiwan is one of the most liberated places in East Asia and gay communities have been urging the government to take some positive step towards their rights. Taiwan's cabinet in 2003 drafted a controversial bill to legalize same-sex marriage and allow homosexual couples to adopt children but the President has made it clear that the government cannot do anything until and unless the citizens approve of the move.
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