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Tens Of Thousands Protest Gay Marriage In Taiwan: VIDEO

Taiwan marriage protest

Even though the president of Taiwan is on record saying that he respects gay marriage, tens of thousands of his citizens do not share his sentiment and took to the streets outside the Presidential Office on Saturday to protest same-sex marriage and proposed changes to partnership rights.

TaipeiFollowing the tactic used in many other countries, particularly the U.S. and Russia, protesters hid behind children and cited personal religious beliefs as defense for their opposition. A more unique protest comes from The Coalition for the Happiness of Our Next Generation, a group which fears that the legalization of same-sex marriage will result in "sexual liberation."

The proposal to legalize same-sex marriage and allow adoption by gay couples is only one of three that sparked Saturday's protest. The other two seek to establish a civil partnership system and a system that would recognize multiple unrelated people as a family unit.

There was also a large counterprotest.

Check out the report, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Oh look, another country suffering from overpopulation where the "all for me, none for you" choir thinks that marriage is all about procreation.

    Posted by: Perrin James | Dec 1, 2013 2:08:45 PM


  2. Hey "Einstein's", Daddy + Mommy also = LGBT child.

    Posted by: Ian | Dec 1, 2013 2:38:20 PM


  3. Now, now, Taiwan! Don't make me come over there & withhold my tourist $$$ ...

    Posted by: Leroy Laflamme | Dec 1, 2013 2:47:49 PM


  4. Why are there signs in English?

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Dec 1, 2013 4:08:37 PM


  5. o,o ....... You know Mike, I hadn't thought of that until you mentioned it....

    So either they somehow think that somebody that reads English would pass by like a tourist, or they are pandering to the US religious fringe and trying to capture their attention by preparing a sign in English.

    .... Or somebody handed those signs to them and told them show it to the cameras in a stunt picture. Those signs looks terribly uniform for it to be real....

    Posted by: Cocoa | Dec 1, 2013 6:07:54 PM


  6. Made by mommy and daddy people, you already have your marriage rights. Go home. This is about the marriage rights of same sex couples.

    Posted by: Andy Towlette | Dec 1, 2013 6:25:53 PM


  7. Taiwan is heavily infested with fundamentalist American missionaries. Especially of particularly crazy sects like Pentecostals.

    Posted by: Steve | Dec 1, 2013 6:27:10 PM


  8. Those protesters mostly are Christian. Funny thing is that there are probably more gay people in Taiwan than Christian.

    Posted by: henry | Dec 1, 2013 8:21:05 PM


  9. All the signs in English purely for the US media

    Posted by: Jim Elliott | Dec 1, 2013 9:31:47 PM


  10. Wat I said...Taiwan is full of Christian fundies and traditional Confucian followers. Both are equally patriarchal and anti-equality.

    Posted by: wongsan | Dec 2, 2013 10:03:28 AM


  11. Btw, many sighs are written in English as those haters probably have both Taiwanese and American citizenships and have resided in these two countries. I'd bet some of them belong to Chinese (Christian) Church or have friends and relatives who are member.

    Posted by: wongsan | Dec 2, 2013 10:08:33 AM


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