Celebrities show support for gay couple’s wedding in Taiwan

Many Taiwanese stars in a show of support for marriage between same-sex couples graced the wedding of a gay couple in Taiwanese showbiz industry.

Mandopop divas Jolin Tsai, Tanya Chua and Gigi Leung were among the guests of honor and renowned director Qiu Likuan was the official witness to their marriage, the entertainment.xin.msn.com reported.

The names of the gay couple who got married in all but name on April 2 were not reported.

However, the report did say that many Taiwanese stars who are supporters of marriages between same-sex couples were at the wedding.

“I don’t know how to express my blessings; I hope he can be by your side for the rest of your life journey,” said Likuan who emphasized that love transcends all nationalities and gender, and expressed the hope that everyone would bless the newlyweds.

Taiwanese diva Jolin, who is a good friend of the couple, said that the pair had met when they were very young, and that this was the second time for her to attend a gay wedding.

She pointed out that many of her gay friends are very talented people, and that if two people are truly in love, they deserve happiness.

For local singer songwriter Tanya, it was her first time attending a gay wedding, reported entertainment.xin.msn.com

“All who come together because of love deserve happiness,” she said, and called for the newlyweds to cherish each other.

Taiwanese star A-Mei, a supporter of marriage equality had to give the wedding a miss as she was very seasick during a filming session the night before. Nevertheless, she sent her blessings to the couple, reported entertainment.xin.msn.com.

Taiwan, is one of Asia’s more liberal societies where same-sex relations is legal, although legislation to legalize marriage among same-sex couples that was proposed in 2003 received opposition and was not voted on.

Gay rights activists have been urging the government for years to make same-sex unions legal.

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by Gay Asia News
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