First-ever Buddhist same-sex marriage facilitated by Taiwan LGBT family rights advocacy group

First-ever Buddhist same-sex marriage heldBY SARAH TOCE

Buddhist masters, monks and nuns will join together in northern Taiwan’s Taoyuan county for the nation’s first same-sex Buddhist wedding next month. You Ya-ting and Fish Huang, both 30 years old, will be joined in matrimony by Master Shih Chao-hui on August 11.

According to, Huang, a social worker at a Buddhist cultural foundation, said her mother had promised to attend the event but her father remained undecided.


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