For the first time in Taiwanese history, LGBTI couples have been married in a military mass marriage.

Two lesbian couples, including two officers, said yes on Friday.

Mass military marriages are a tradition in Taiwan.

The Department of Defense calls lesbian couples' marriage an "open and progressive step into the future" and blessed all 188 couples who are married.

Same-sex marriage was introduced in Taiwan last year.

This made the country the first country in Asia where same-sex marriage is legal.

However, there are still divisions in the country.

In November last year, voters voted in a referendum to define marriage only as a union between a man and a woman.

Despite this, parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage.

The largest Gay Pride in Asia takes place in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, on Saturday.

This is expected to be the largest Pride celebration in the entire world at the same time, as the events in many countries have been canceled due to the corona virus.