By: Chen Chih-chung and Christie Chen
Taipei, Nov. 12 (CNA) A group of about 100 demonstrators took to the streets in Taipei on Saturday in protest against a draft bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Taiwan and called for a referendum on the issue.
The protesters gathered on Ketagalan Boulevard in front of the Presidential Office for a rally that was organized by anti-gay marriage groups, including the Happiness of the Next Generation Alliance.
Pastor Deborah Hsin, one of the main organizers, said marriage should be between a man and a woman and she argued that legalizing same-sex marriage would affect the long-term development of Taiwan, which is already facing a problem of low birth rate.
Calling themselves the “silent majority,” the approximately 100 protesters said a revision of the definition of marriage and family systems should not be made by the lawmakers alone but by all citizens. [FULL STORY]