Taiwanese army Major Wang Yi, 36, and Yumi Meng, 37, and army lieutenant Chen Ying-hsuan, 27, and Li Li-chen, 26, have become the first same-sex couples to take part in the country’s annual military mass weddings.
The couples tied the knot along with 188 other couples in Taoyuan City, on Friday Oct. 30.
More than 4,000 same-sex couples have gotten married in Taiwan since it became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage in 2019.
However, this is the first time that a same-sex couple has taken part in a mass military wedding, according to the BBC.
“We are hoping that more LGBT people in the military can bravely stand up, because our military is very open-minded. In matters of love, everyone will be treated equally,” Chen told AP.
“Our attitude is that everyone should be treated equally,” AP reported Lt. Gen. Yang An told reporters at the wedding. “We congratulate each and every couple, and this shows that our military’s position is open-minded, progressive and with the times.”