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Eight same-sex couples register for mass wedding in Taipei

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) Eight same-sex couples are among 131 couples that have registered to take part in an Oct. 24 mass wedding sponsored by the Taipei City government, it was announced Wednesday.

Even though Taiwan currently bans same-sex marriage, Lan Shih-tsung (藍世聰), director of the city's Department of Civil Affairs, said the city will provide support for non-conventional families. He did not elaborate.

He said that everyone is entitled to a partner and marriage rights.

The department has based its decision on the principles of respect, tolerance and equality to sponsor the mass wedding with an open mindset, he added.

This will be the second mass wedding sponsored by the city government this year, and the first to be open to same-sex couples.

The department said that the list of the registered couples was published that day and there will be a two-hour seminar for them Sept. 25.

Those who fail to show up will have their rights to take part in the mass wedding forfeited, the department said.

(By Huang Li-yun and Lilian Wu)

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