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19 Mar 2014

Clashes and kisses at protests over gay marriage in Taiwan

Clashes broke out in Taipei at the weekend as pro-gay marriage activists tried to join a rally organized by Christian churches to promote the idea of a family as consisting of one father, one mother and their children.

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.

Reader's Comments

1. 2014-03-19 21:41  
2. 2014-03-19 23:48  
Glad to see equal rights ideas are finally coming to light... Someday everyone will realize love is love and who cares about gender!
Comment #3 was deleted by its author on 2014-03-19 23:52
4. 2014-03-20 02:11  
Good to see Gay and Lesbian citizens in there own countries standing up and saying enough is enough! We have the same rights as everyone!!! It takes the people to change their own government and laws. Without their involvement toward change they will always be in a 2nd or 3rd class position regarding rights. Never equal until you fight for it.
Kudos for them and I just hope they stay strong!!!

Viva La Gay Rights!
Comment edited on 2014-03-20 02:16:10
5. 2014-03-20 03:24  

Congratulations to the opponents of this discrimination that rally imposed values ​​say "family". time, family values ​​not only this aggregate to a father and a mother, she can also be between a grandmother, a grandfather, an aunt, an uncle and other countless examples we could cite, and even between people of the same sex, not the fact that bound on parental choice but to its values ​​of social integration, where we all can ensure the development of psychic and emocinal balance of a family holding a legal structure, whether it be heteroparental or homoparental.
Enough hypocrisy.
6. 2014-03-20 07:02  
Glad to see the progress made in Taiwan about LGBT freedom
7. 2014-03-20 07:03  
Glad to see the progress made in Taiwan about LGBT freedom
8. 2014-03-20 11:05  
It would be nice to see if gays in mainland China could have the same courage as Taiwan.
9. 2014-03-20 11:06  
It would be nice to see if gays in mainland China could have the same courage as Taiwan.
10. 2014-03-20 11:06  
It would be nice to see if gays in mainland China could have the same courage as Taiwan.
11. 2014-03-20 16:04  
how i wish i could find one also..here in the philippines so sad
12. 2014-03-20 17:17  
wow what an amazing sight to behold!!!
13. 2014-03-21 04:11  
nice one!
kudos to the taiwanese!
14. 2014-03-21 04:41  
Out, proud and loud - change is coming. My respect for the protesters!
15. 2014-03-21 16:18  
In mainland of China , We need the same thing!!!!!!!!!!!

BTW , I wanna a boyfriend!! I mean more a soulmate
16. 2014-03-22 07:18  
It's great to see Taiwan taking the lead in Asia spearheading the equal rights of all in the region and especially for the Taiwanese. I'm a bit perturbed by an earlier comment in this thread questioning the courage of Queers in Mainland China. Lets remember that Gay culture existed there for thousands of years. It is just recent history that gays had to go underground because of outside moral interferences and political turmoil. The fast track in modernization has had many pitfalls for the Chinese as well as many advances in their lives. Gay life in China is quite visible and I find that that is very courageous. Only now are Gay's in Mainland China able to make more of an international presence.
17. 2014-03-22 18:13  
My parents raised foster children for many years. Just about every one of those children that came to live with us came from those "happy" one father, one mother homes. Each of those happy, abused (physically and sexually abused) children would really rather have stayed instead of escaping the abuse. Can't even begin to say how many came from those nice "christian" homes.
18. 2014-03-22 19:13  
happy abused children ??
that sounds so wrong in a wicked way americanbear...
Comment #19 was deleted by its author on 2014-03-22 19:16
20. 2014-03-23 00:46  
Go Taiwan! Show them the way, guys!
21. 2014-03-23 16:23  
22. 2014-03-23 20:48  
what has religion got to do with someone loving somebody whether straight or gay in fact in near fure why do people have to be labelled straight or gay for that matter we are all human beings that can show love for someone equally.
23. 2014-03-25 20:36  
Hence the quotation marks around happy megadiscc. :)
24. 2014-03-28 06:19  
Ohh,that's amazing!
Comment #25 was deleted by its author on 2014-03-28 20:24

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