Civil groups supporting same-sex marriage rally around Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/11/27
By: Liao Jen-kai, Chen Chih-chung and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Several civil groups that support same-sex marriage staged rallies in eastern,

Legislator Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) (Photo courtesy of a member of the public)

Legislator Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) (Photo courtesy of a member of the public)

central and southern Taiwan on Sunday.

In Tainan, scores of supporters braved the cold rain to hold placards reading “Safeguard equal marriage rights for all,” and representatives of several groups took turns to speak.

One representative said this was the first time that the LGBT community is most likely to successfully obtain rights for same-sex marriage, and he expressed the hope of making more efforts.

He noted that there will be a large rainbow parade on Dec. 31 in Tainan, and he hoped more will people will participate in the parade.

In Taichung, Hsu Hsiu-wen (許秀雯), head of the Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights, said the amendment to the Civil Code was the easiest way to deal with the issue and had the lowest cost.    [FULL  STORY]

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