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Hundreds rally in Hanoi for same-sex marriage

in VIET NAM, 30/10/2013

Hundreds of Vietnamese LGBTs and their supporters have gathered in a Hanoi park to watch the symbolic marriages of two gay and lesbian couples and to show their government their support on the issue.

The large crowd gathered Sunday morning with rainbow flags and balloons to watch a gay couple and a lesbian couple marry symbolically and cheered then they threw their wedding bouquets.

The event also received a lot of support online, with nearly 60,000 liking it on Facebook.

Event organizer Le Quang Binh of Vietnam’s Institute for Studies of Society, Economy and Environment (iSEE) told the Voice of America that he believed the reform would be achieved eventually.

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