By Lee Hsin-Yin, CNA staff reporter
The first wedding between Wang Yu-jhen and Chu Pei-yi, a lesbian couple who have
been together for 22 years, was inspired by a funeral.
While the ceremony in 2012 was a mere formality because same-sex marriages in Taiwan had yet to be legalized, Wang said it meant a lot to them, particularly after the sudden death of Chu’s brother the previous year when he fell while cleaning the exterior of a new building.
“It was a shock to realize that a person could vanish just like that after an accident, leaving survivors with so much unsaid,” Wang said. “We wanted to make a commitment to each other, no matter how bizarre the wedding may have appeared.” [FULL STORY]