Although the organizer of the rally said the focus of the event was to promote family values, not to oppose same-sex marriage, many of the rally’s signs bore messages advocating that a happy family is one with a father and a mother.
Witnesses also reported a homemade sign brandished by one church supporter praising anti-gay laws in Uganda, which consider homosexuality as a crime punishable by life in prison, and urging the government to “be courageous” and follow Kampala’s example.
LGBT activists attempted to join the rally, stating: “Let us in, we also support family values, we also want to have a happy family.” About 100 activists were pushed back by church volunteers and minor scuffles ensued.
Same-sex marriage advocates in Taiwan, including Shih Ming-teh Cultural Foundation, also organized a kiss-in between LGBT couples.
The two protests took place in Taipei’s Freedom Square, in front of the Legislative Yuan, which is at present considering a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Taiwan.