Same-sex marriages in Taiwan. Protests continue

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - NOVEMBER 17: Activists march to protest against proposal to legalize same-sex marriage outside The Legislative Yuan of Republic of China on November 17, 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan. Members of Taiwanese parliament have begun working on the bills to support the marriage equality, which could be passed within months. (Photo by Billy H.C. Kwok/Getty Images)

Hundreds of people took to the streets in Taiwan to oppose marriage equality laws in the country. Chao Ying-ling, a spokesperson for the alliance said:“In our view, a huge amount of controversy has already been caused, and the government is not prepared to address the issue, so it should be put aside temporarily.” Liu Yu, a gay internet celebrity in Taiwan, set up in one of the tents which promoted inclusivity.
“They told us not to make a scene and that they were willing to give us two tents, while urging us not to argue and instead take a look at their ideas,” he said. “It is not too bad — of all the events I have attended, this is the first time I’ve been directly invited”. Hsu hosted, financed and was the main organiser for the event. She said that the protest was not anti-LGBT, and insisted they were just worried about teaching children about LGBT people.
“In the past, homosexual protesters were barred, even though we often talk about love and tolerance,” she said. “In ordinary life, there are homosexual friends all around us, and there is no need to exclude or create conflict and opposition.”


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