Taiwan: Supporters, Opponents of Marriage Equality Rally in Taipei

Written by scott on November 30th, 2013

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Both sides of the gay marriage fight held rallies in Taipei today.

Gay Star News reports:

Opposing groups for and against gay marriage rallied in Taipei today, as the legislature examines a draft amendment that could legalize gay marriage. The Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights (TAPCPR) – who proposed to new legislation to give rights to same-sex couples, among other changes to marriage law – met at 1.40pm in front on the Legislative Yuan (the parliament) in central Taipei, with supporters were encouraged to wear white shirts…

Meanwhile Greater Taoyuan Alliance for Happy Families (GTAHF) held an anti-gay marriage rally on Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the Presidential Office. Wen Mu-tian, a member of the alliance, said to Taipei Times earlier this week: ‘If people of the same sex can get married, how can we face our ancestors? How can we pass down our values to future generations? How do we record the names of same-sex couples in the pedigree of our family clan?’

The bill, which was proposed by the opposition party, has not yet been endorsed by the ruling KMT Party, so it’s hard to tell what its chances are.

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. John Wong says:

    The USA and Europe have accepted gays as biological natural characteristic just as race and left handed ness are natural biological characteristics and have accepted marriage as a fundamental human right for gays and straights. Taiwan should become educated on biology and join the modern civilized world.

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