My name is Maddie (sometimes Madeh-win), but I prefer... Madneto. 21. Slytherin. English major and aspiring editor (or maybe professor???). I love things, especially Harry Potter, Doctor Who, X-Men, Supernatural, cats, Avengers, McFassy, and Game of Thrones.
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Two women tied the knot on Saturday in Taiwan’s first same-sex Buddhist wedding, a move rights groups hope will help make the island become the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage.
Fish Huang and her partner You Ya-ting, both wearing traditional white bridal gowns, said “I do” in front of a Buddha statue and exchanged prayer beads rather than rings in a monastery in Taoyuan, in northern Taiwan.
Nearly 300 Buddhists chanted sutras to seek blessings for the couple, both aged 30.
Shih Chao-hui, a female Buddhist master who presided over the ritual, hailed it as a historic moment.
“We are witnessing history. The two women are willing to stand out and fight for their fate… to overcome social discrimination,” said Shih, a well-known advocate for social justice.