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    Posted December 3, 2013 by
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    Traveller in NYC supported the Marriage Equality Bill in Taiwan.

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     piccolo00 made a sign in support of the Marriage Equality Bill in Taiwan and asked people in Times Square to hold the sign if they support the bill. He got 29 photos in about 90 minutes on Dec. 1.
    piccolo00 says that according to the current Civil Code in Taiwan, a marriage is exclusively for a man and a woman. For the last two years, the Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights has proposed drafted amendments to the Civil Code concerning same-sex marriage, civil partnership system, adoption and multi-person household. However, some people strongly oppose the bill, particularly same-sex marriage, and even organized a protest in Taipei, Taiwan.
    "I made the sign," he says. "I actually don't know exactly why I did that. Perhaps I just wanted let the world be aware of what is happening in Taiwan."
    - PM91, CNN iReport producer

    After explaining the debating of Marriage Equality Bill in Taiwan, travellers in New York City support and anticipate the legislation of the Bill.

     

    Backstory: 11/30/2013, Anti-LGBT protesters in Taiwan, mostly Christians, encircled marriage equality supporters and deprived them of freedom of movement. This was definitely against the basic human right of movement. Search "Opponents of Marriage Equality in Taiwan Restricted Movements of Supporters." on YouTube to see the video. More information please search for an article "A feast of Hatred" by J. Michael Cole, a Taipei-based freelance journalist.

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