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Taiwanese same-sex couples walk the red carpet at their wedding party in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Taiwanese same-sex couples go red carpet at their wedding party in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Taiwanese same-sex couples go red carpet at their wedding party in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan became the first place in Asia to allow same-sex marriage last week. Hundreds of same-sex couples in Taiwan rushed to get married Friday, the first day a landmark decision that legalized same-sex marriage took effect.

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Same-sex marriage supporters kiss outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan after the legislature passed a law allowing same-sex marriage in a first for Asia. The vote allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody.

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Same-sex marriage supporters cheer outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan after the legislature passed a law allowing same-sex marriage in a first for Asia. The vote allows same-sex couples full legal marriage rights, including in areas such as taxes, insurance and child custody.

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Same-sex marriage supporters gather outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan's Constitutional Court are scheduled to decide on legalizing same-sex marriage, marking a potential first in Asia. The signs read ''Vote Can't Be Defeated.''

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Thais Lococo Hansen, 32, left, and her partner Catarina Brainer, 28, kiss each other after they get married, as their son Pietro, 3, looks on during a group marriage of forty same sex couples in Sao Paulo, Brazil. With the election of ultra-rightist Jair Bolsonaro as president, hundreds of same sex couples began to marry, fearing that the administration of Bolsonaro, who accumulates a history of homophobic and derogatory comments towards gays, could hinder the union of people of the same sex.

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A girl takes part in a gay rights activists protest against proposed changes to the constitution that would prevent future recognition of same-sex marriages, in Bucharest, Romania. Romanian Senators approved a measure that would pave the way for the constitution, which currently states that marriage is a union between "spouses", to be changed to explicitly state that marriage is a union of a man and a woman.

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Gay rights activists celebrate after the country's top court struck down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in New Delhi.

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Supporters and members of the LGBT community celebrate after the country's top court struck down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in Mumbai.

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Supporters and members of the LGBT community celebrate after the country's top court struck down a colonial-era law that makes homosexual acts punishable by up to 10 years in prison, in Mumbai. The court gave its ruling on a petition filed by five people who challenged the law, saying they are living in fear of being harassed and prosecuted by police.

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This is a love story. Hrishi (right), 43, an IIT graduate, lives in California. Vinh an American-Vietn­a­mese national, is a teacher. They met at an online dating site, fell in love, and decided to marry. Hrishi’s parents (they took part in a gay pride par­ade in San Fran­cisco) celebrated their marriage with a rec­eption in their hometown, Yavatmal, which is “far more progressive than one would imagine”, says Hrishi.

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