Taiwan made history last week with the passage of a new law making same-sex marriage legal. Last Friday was first day marriage registration opened to same-sex couples. And over 500 couples immediately took advantage.
The progressive law is the first of its kind in Asia, a fact that gives many Taiwanese couples great pride. Kristin Huang, who filled out marriage paperwork on Friday with her partner, Amber Wang, said, “I feel very proud of Taiwan, because we are the first country in Asia to legalize gay marriage.”