Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
A mass wedding in Taipei scheduled for October will be open to same-sex couples for the first
time, the city government announced Thursday.
The city council modified regulations in early July, opening the door for same-sex couples to join the event, which is held twice a year in Taipei, according to the city’s Department of Civil Affairs.
The mass wedding will take place on Oct. 24 this year and registration will be open from Aug. 24-28, according to the department.
The event does not mean that same-sex couples taking part will have their unions officially recognized by law, but the move is seen as symbolically significant.
On June 17, the Taipei city government began to allow same-sex couples to register their partnership and so far 11 same-sex couples have completed their registration, the department said. [FULL STORY]