Marriage equalists are ‘rainbow bullying’: critics

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 11, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter

Dozens of young protesters opposed to same-sex marriage yesterday staged a brief sit-in in front of

Demonstrators opposed to marriage equality throw paper planes with text calling for the return of draft bills aimed at legalizing same-sex marriage during a demonstration outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday. Photo: CNA

the Legislative Yuan building, accusing advocates of the legalization of same-sex marriage of “rainbow bullying” and demanding an immediate halt to a legislative review of the same-sex marriage draft bills.

Wearing surgical masks marked with a large “X” as a symbol of what they say is their silencing by same-sex marriage supporters, a group of about 20 members from the Protection of Family Value Students Organization, the Youth Self-Awareness Alliance and the Taiwan’s Hope Rescue Alliance yesterday urged more like-minded young people to step forward and let their voices be heard.

“There is not just one voice in this society. Contrary to news media’s claims that the majority of young Taiwanese support the legalization of gay marriage, many people like us are actually against it,” Protection of Family Values Students’ Organization convener Shih Chun-yu (施俊宇) said.

Shih said they had been deterred by “rainbow bullying” from voicing their opinions about same-sex marriage.    [FULL  STORY]

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