Taiwan's first gay couple get married after country legalised same-sex marriage

Taiwan's first gay couple Shane Lin and Marc Yan tie the knot at the Xinyi District Household Registration Office in Taipei this morning.

Partners Shane and Marc were the first to arrive at the government office to officially register as a married couple.

Outside the government building, crowds gathered as Taiwan officially opened for the first time the Household Registration Office for same-sex couples on May 24.

LGBT rights supporters were delighted at the landmark decision legalising same-sex marriage which was passed on May 17. 

Liberal Taiwan, unlike neighbouring China, has a large gay community and its annual gay pride parade is the biggest in Asia.