- Posted December 2, 2013 by
Shame on Taiwan's civil right
Recently in Taiwan, there has been a keen debate on the same-sex marriage. The draft of Same-Sex Marriage has been discussed in the Legislation. To convey the different voices, on Nov 13th, there were two groups gathering in front of the Office of the President.
One group, The Taiwan Marriage, tens of thousands of people (mostly are Christians) gathered to oppose the same-sex marriage. As for another group, Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights, a few hundreds of supporters strived to get their civil right to have the same-sex marriage.
A few same-sex marriage supporters passed by the opponents’ parade and got caught right away. The opponents surrounded the supporters without hesitation and restricted their movement brutally. The police just stood outside of the spot and watched all the opponents violate supporter’s right to move in front of the Office of the President.
Taiwan has been well-known for the hospitality. The press all calls Taiwan as the country with the best civil right in Asia. However, the Taiwan police just did nothing and the President Ma also didn’t expression any condemnation to this kind of violation.