Protesters rally in Taipei against same-sex marriage bill

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/11/12
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 201611120016t0001protest 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]

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