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University Offers Taste Of Gay Marriage

Although the Philippines has yet to allow same-sex marriage, gay and lesbian couples at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) in Laguna could have a feel of tying the knot—at least for a day.

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15th February 2014 11:50

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

The UPLB Babaylan opened “Weeehdding,” a marriage booth during the annual UPLB February Fair running from Tuesday to Saturday in what the student group supporting LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) rights calls a modern version of the precolonial ritual.

“Couples will be asked to exchange vows. Then there will be some sort of reenactment of feeding the couple cooked rice from the same plate as a sign of their support to each other,” the group’s “punong babaylan” (head) and chemical engineering student Yvann Zuñiga said.

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