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Taiwan Gay Pride focuses on gay marriage
(Blogmensgo August 31, 2012) Taiwan LGBT Pride (Website | Facebook) shall be held on October 27, 2012 in Taipei, but several events are already scheduled throughout the island ahead of the event.
As of August 25, a large rainbow flag rainbow left Kaohsiung, the second largest city, and will criss-cross the country before returning to its starting point a month later. The festive march and citizenship will step to the main areas related to homosexual culture and history. For example on the spot where a couple of lesbians committed suicide in 2010 due to social pressure.
September 22 also marks the third edition of the LGBT parade of Kaohsiung. "A revolutionary marriage: equality rights of marriage and unconventional partnerships." This is the generic slogan for this year's Gay Pride as Kaohsiung to Taipei.
In Taiwan, homosexual couples do not enjoy any of the rights enjoyed by married couples, such as insurance, child custody, inheritance, marital and parental authority, or even the visitation rights of a hospitalized spouse. LGBT festivities to come thus add their voices to the draft revision of the Civil Code initiated in early 2012, in order to either legalize the worst kind of PACS or at best a fully-fledged gay marriage.
A fully-fledged gay marriage, thus Fish and Huang Ya-Ting who wanted to celebrate their six years together, these young women, both aged 30, were united finally on August 11, 2012, during a Buddhist ceremony celebrated in the city of Taoyuan.
This is the first time that gay marriage has been solemnized according to Buddhist rites, in Taiwan and maybe even in all of Asia. Although the ceremony has complied with the ritual, with 300 clergy and the decorum usual to these wedding ceremonies, the marriage has no legal value and the parents of two brides have refused to attend the ceremony.
For Fish and bride Huang Yu Ya-Ting for Buddhist Chao Shih-hui, the event was an act of love and faith, but also a militant gesture.
This article has been translated from our French blog, to view the original, click here.