Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan are rushing to get married on the first day a landmark decision to legalize same-sex marriage takes effect.
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One household registration office in Taipei was packed Friday as couples seized the earliest opportunity to tie the knot.
Taiwan became the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage last week in a legislative vote on a cause that LGBT rights activists on the island have championed for two decades.
A Taipei resident who identified himself only by a nickname said he and his partner feel lucky that they are able to tell everyone that they have gotten married.
Taiwan’s Ministry of the Interior said about 300 same-sex couples are expected to register Friday.
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