The China Post
Date: November 18, 2016
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan
TAIPEI, Taiwan — A bill that would make Taiwan the first Asian county to legalize same-sex marriage
was stuck in committee Thursday, as protesters against the bill broke into the Legislative Yuan.
Late Thursday, lawmakers agreed to hold two public hearings on the bill before proceeding with legislative review.
Sit-in at Legislature
Earlier in the day, 10,000 people on Thursday protested outside the Legislative Yuan demanding a referendum and public hearings on the issue.
A small group of demonstrators scaled a wall and staged a sit-in outside the legislative chamber after officers prevented them from entering.
The rally was organized by Alliance of Taiwan Religious Groups for the Protection of Family (護家盟), a hard-line conservative group known for fighting effort to legalize gay marriage. [FULL STORY]