The Voice of America reports:
Hundreds of people gathered in the center of Hanoi Sunday morning to watch a staged wedding ceremony between two same-sex couples ahead of a planned parliamentary debate on the topic next month. Under the heat of an autumn morning in Hanoi, two same-sex couples dressed as brides and grooms took part in wedding ceremonies in front of around 300 people waving rainbow flags and holding colored balloons. The couples exchanged rings and threw bouquets, much to the crowd’s delight. One of the brides, Linh, gave a short speech. She said she was very happy to be able to take part in a wedding with the woman she loves.
We’re seeing hopeful signs for marriage equality and civil unions in Vietnam, Taiwan, and Thailand. Who will be first?