Hundreds of thousands attend Taipei Pride March

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Taipei, Taiwan, Via YouTube

Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, saw hundreds of thousands marching for equality on Saturday.

Last May, Taiwan legalized same-sex marriage. Almost a year and a half later, a series of votes on gay marriage will open to the public on Nov. 24. They revive the debate on whether same-sex unions should warrant a separate law, but some people say this is discrimination.

The attendees of the Pride march gathered near the President’s Office to protest the separate law, according to Reuters.

They held signs that said “vote for your happy future,” and chanted “defeat discrimination,” Reuters reported.

President Tsai Ing-wen ran on the platform to legalize gay marriage, but activists said he is doing little to act on his promise.

“We will use our vote to tell Tsai Ing-wen’s government that people want marriage equality,” march attendee Miao Poya told Reuters.


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