By Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
“We oppose homosexual marriage being amended into the Civil Code because the family system comprised of marriage between one man and one woman is the foundation of society, and if you damage it, that will lead to marriage, family and the structure of society being completely wiped out,” alliance spokesman Chu Wu-hsien （朱武憲） said.
Chinese Nationalist Party （KMT） caucus convener Sufin Siluko （廖國棟） was the only national legislator who was observed taking the stage.
Leaders from a cross-section of Buddhist, Daoist, Christian and other religious groups, which have joined the anti-gay marriage National Religious Alliance, were also featured.
Yu has been one of the main sponsors of amendments to the Civil Code, which would legalize same-sex marriage, also serving as co-convener of the Judiciary and Organic Laws and Statutes Comm
“Everyone has to do their part on this issue, and we hope people will recognize our efforts even though we do not have nearly as much money as the opposition,” he said, referring to numerous front-page newspaper advertisements and prime-time TV slots purchased in recent weeks by same-sex marriage opponents.
About 10 people used a small cargo truck to haul a pressure washer around the site, spraying water at high speeds onto metal stencils to strip off grime and leave behind slogans condemning “special law” proposals and calling for “marriage equality now.”
“Every person has a right to love, but there is also a proper order to love: We do not use the same manner to love animals as people, and love for a husband and wife is different from how you love friends,” Chinese Regional Bishops’ Conference secretary-general Otried Chan （陳科） said.
Opponents of same-sex marriage yesterday rallied tens of thousands of people along Ketagalan Boulevard, in a massive protest against proposed Civil Code amendments.
ANGER: Protesters performed a skit calling for what they called a pro-gay curriculum to be driven out of schools, while demonstrators tossed two large black balls around
Coalition for the Happiness of Our Next Generation, which organized the protest, said 80,000 people attended the demonstration, whose white-shirted crowd spilled out of Ketagalan Boulevard to encircle Jingfu G
A skit called for what it called a pro-homosexual curriculum to be “driven out” of schools, with members of the crowd also throwing around two large black balls while calling for Democratic Progressive Party （DPP） Legislator Yu Mei-nu （尤美女） to “roll out” （滾出去） of Taiwan — a pun on the Mandarin expression for “scram.”
“My hope is that we can combine tolerance with a principled sta
Several rows of counter-protesters rallied across a section of Zhongshan Road next to National Taiwan University Hospital with at least one banner-bearing group breaking into the main protest site, sparking a stand-off.
A small group of people late on Friday night had previously covered sidewalks and walls around Ketagalan Boulevard, the 228 Peace Memorial Park and the DPP’s headquarters with “reverse “graffiti slogans in favor of same-
Organizers said that companion rallies in Taichung and Kaohsiung attracted an additional 90,000 participants.
“We are washing away grime to combat the mudslinging aimed at us,” said Liu Yu （劉宇
While a huge rally outside
A rival protest in favor of gay marriage is scheduled for Saturday.
Additional reporting by Ye Kuan-yu