526 gay couples register for marriage on first day of legalization

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/05/24
By: Stacy Hsu and Elizabeth Hsu 

Taipei, May 24 (CNA) A total of 526 same-sex couples registered for marriage in Taiwan on Friday, the first day same-sex marriage was legal in the country.

According to statistics compiled by the Ministry of the Interior, the newlyweds included 185 male couples and 341 female couples.

New Taipei registered the most married same-sex couples at 117 followed by Taipei with 95 and Kaohsiung with 72, the statistics showed.

While there were 511 couples in which both parties were Taiwanese, 15 couples matched a Taiwanese and a foreign national.    [FULL STORY]

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