The world is yet to become comfortable with same sex marriages and Asian countries more so because of their traditional and conservative views. There is no Asian country which has legalised same sex marriages in Asia but Taiwan could be the first among the Asian countries to relax these rules in the near future.
A video was posted by the Taiwan HSBC on Valentines Day about one of its employees named Jennifer who wanted to get married to another woman. And typically, Jennifer’s parents were against the marriage. Her father not only refused to walk her down the aisle on her wedding day which is every girl’s dream but her parents even refused to attend the wedding ceremony.
Understandably, because of all this drama, both girls were really nervous about going ahead with the wedding but they did so anyway.
And much to the surprise and astonishment of Jennifer, HSBC’s Taiwan Country CEO, John Li came to the rescue and walked Jennifer down the aisle on the wedding day.
The wedding was, however, just ceremonial as Taiwan has not legalised same-sex marriages yet.
“This wedding is really for the LGBTQ community,” says Jennifer. “We hope our actions will encourage people and create respect among different communities.”