The China Post
Date: November 29, 2016
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan
TAIPEI, Taiwan — More than 10,000 same-sex marriage advocates held a sit-in outside the Legislature
on Monday, the day of the last public hearing before a legislative committee proceeds with the second reading of a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage.
Supporters waved rainbow flags and held banners reading “no discount on human rights,” and “special treatment is discrimination,” as they staged a peaceful sit-in outside the Legislative Yuan, urging marriage equality.
Inside the Legislative Yuan, experts, civic groups and legislators debated whether the legalization of same-sex marriage would benefit society.
At the core of the debate is whether the protection of same-sex couples’ human rights could go as far as an amendment to the nation’s fundamental law.
Opponents argued that instead of amending the Civil Code, a special partnership act could guarantee same-sex couples spousal rights equivalent to those entitled to heterosexual couples by law. [FULL STORY]