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Grindr President Scott Chen Backtracks After Saying Marriage is ‘between a man and a woman’

Scott Chen, the president of gay dating app Grindr, has backtracked on his recent comments on the issue of gay marriage after generating backlash from within the app’s own community.

Chen had earlier wrote in a lengthy Facebook post that he believes “marriage is a holy matrimony between a man and a woman.” It was posted just days after voters in Taiwan rejected same-sex marriage in a referendum.

Taiwan Rejects Chance to Be the First Asian Country to Legalize Gay Marriage

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The dream of Taiwan becoming the first Asian country ever to embrace same-sex marriage as part of its constitution has taken a step back as Taiwanese voters rejected the legalization in a series of referendums over the weekend.

The electorate had decided 10 referendum proposals as part of the local election on Saturday, which includes five divisive ones regarding LGBT rights.

BD Wong Marries Partner of 8 Years in a Romantic Brooklyn Ceremony

Hollywood actor, writer, and director Bradley Darryl “BD” Wong, just officially tied the knot with his partner, Richert John Frederickson Schnorr, in a romantic ceremony held at the Giando on the Water in Brooklyn, New York.

The joyous moment was shared on Instagram by Schnorr, who is the director of digital media for the New York Public Library, on Sunday when he posted a black-and-white picture of the newlywed couple kissing.

Parents Refuse to Walk Lesbian Daughter Down the Aisle, So Her Boss Decides to Step In

LGBT rights still have a ways to go in many Asian countries, but that did not stop the CEO of HSBC Bank, John Li, from walking one of his employees down the aisle in Taiwan.

Jennifer, the Taiwanese HSBC employee, and her girlfriend of 11 years, Sam, decided to tie the knot, but her homophobic parents disapproved of their relationship and refused to go to their own daughter’s wedding.

More Than 200,000 Protesters Filled the Street of Taiwan to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Thousands of protesters are still rallying on the streets of Taipei in their bid to push for the legalization of same-sex marriage.

According to a report from Shanghaiist, thousands of people from Taiwan gathered on the streets for a final push to legalize same-sex marriage. Organizers estimated around 200,000 to 250,000 people attended the rally in front of the presidential palace on Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei.

Only 51 Percent of Americans Believe Businesses Should Have to Serve Same-Sex Couples, Poll Finds

After the Supreme Court ruled last month that all states are required to recognize same-sex marriage, one might believe a majority of Americans would also support the idea that businesses shouldn’t be able to refuse service to customers based on their sexual orientation.

But according to an Associated Press-GfK poll, Americans are still heavily divided on that issue, and gay marriage in general. Current support for gay marriage is lower than it was earlier this year. The percentage of those in support of same-sex marriage is very close to those who denounce it, with 42% in favor of same-sex marriage compared to 40% who oppose it.