KIN:A Social Democratic Party lawyer said he supports equal marriage rights after he had to make medical arrangements for his wife when she was injured overseas
Date: Nov 11, 2016
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
Married couples yesterday called for same-sex marriage legislation at a Legislative Yuan news
conference, as same-sex marriage supporters broaden communication with society as they lobby for passage of a bill.
“Even though same-sex marriage legislation has been referred to the legislative committee for a review, we still see many people opposing same-sex marriage in the name of protecting families, but there are a lot of parents who hold different views,” said Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association research associate Lu Hsin-chieh (呂欣潔), who hosted yesterday’s news conference.
Lu also announced plans to film online commercials in favor of same-sex marriage featuring heterosexual couples.
“We hope to use more stories and experiences to communicate with society. Not with the group of people who are strongly opposed to same-sex marriage, but with those in the middle who may not understand homosexual issues,” she said, while adding that none of yesterday’s group of parents wore masks over their mouths to hide their identity, unlike most of the parents and children who rallied against same-sex marriage outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei on Tuesday. [FULL STORY]