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In pictures: Taiwan becomes first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriages

Published 0758 GMT (1558 HKT) May 17, 2019
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Same-sex marriage supporters shout during a parliament vote on three draft bills of a same-sex marriage law, outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, on Friday. Tyrone Siu/Reuters
Gay rights supporters wait in the rain outside the parliament building in Taipei before the landmark decision was announced on Friday. Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images
A same-sex marriage supporter holds a rose to mourn those who have killed themselves because of discrimination. Tyrone Siu/Reuters
Same-sex marriage supporters gather outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan. The signs read, ''Vote Can't Be Defeated.'' Chiang Ying-ying/AP
A supporter stands outside the parliament building as the debate over the three draft bills of the same-sex marriage law continued inside.


debate the three draft bills for marriage equality on Friday.
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Supporters of same-sex marriage gather outside as parliamentarians debated in Taipei, Taiwan, on Friday. Ritchie B Tongo/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock
So far nearly 300 gay and lesbian couples have applied to register for legal union on the day the bill is to come into effect. Ritchie B Tongo/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock
LGBT rights protesters demonstrate as politicians continued to discuss the same-sex marriage bill ahead of Friday's vote. Carl Court/Getty Images
People lined the streets outside the parliamentary administration building on Friday. Carl Court/Getty Images
A gay rights advocate holds a flower in support of the same-sex marriage law. Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images