May the pro-life movement in Taiwan persevere in its fight against forces that seek to distort God’s beautiful plan for marriage and family.
About 200,000 marched in front of Taiwan’s Presidential Office last Saturday to protest a proposed law that would allow same-sex couples to ‘marry’ and adopt. The protesters, consisting mainly of families with their children, held signs that read “Made by Daddy and Mommy”, “Defend Marriage”, and “Oppose Amendment to Civil Code Article 972”, the current law which holds that marriage is between a man and woman.
The event was organized by The Coalition for the Happiness of Our Next Generation. The organization said that any changes to marriage should come from the people by way of a referendum.
But the Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights, the group responsible for proposing the same-sex ‘marriage’ amendment in October, says that it does not want the amendment to be put to a referendum since the current law involves the “restriction and denial of basic rights for minorities”.
President of the Control Yuan party, Wang Chien-shien, marched with the protesters, saying that while he has “respect and support all homosexual people,” he fears that amending the marriage laws will “affect the healthy marriage system and healthy families, which are the foundations of a stable country,” reported The China Post.
Taiwan is the latest in a series of nations and states targeted by gay activists for radical social change despite massive public opposition.