President Tsai supports marriage equality

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/11/17
By: Sophia Yeh and Elaine Hou

Taipei, Nov. 17 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) supports marriage equality and believes

Presidential Office spokesperson Alex Huang

Presidential Office spokesperson Alex Huang

everyone is equal before love, Presidential Office spokesperson Alex Huang (黃重諺) said Thursday, as opponents of same-sex marriage staged a rally outside the Legislature to protest lawmakers reviewing contentious law amendments to legalize gay marriage.

More than 10,000 people took part in the protest, as the Legislature’s Judiciary and Organic Laws and Statutes Committee held a meeting to review proposed amendments to the law that would make gay marriage legal in Taiwan.

Supporters of gay marriage also staged their own rally nearby.

On Thursday afternoon, dozens of opponents of same-sex marriage stormed the Legislature building, demanding public hearings on the issue before lawmakers debate related draft amendments.    [FULL  STORY]

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