The Push for Marriage Equality in Taiwan

In partnership with a grassroots coalition, the Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association, Taiwan’s oldest and largest LGBTI organization, has mobilized hundreds of thousands of people to bring marriage equality to Taiwan. If the campaign succeeds, Taiwan will become the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage—an enormous breakthrough for LGBTI people across the region.

Jennifer Lu has worked at the hotline for 12 years, and in 2016, she campaigned on behalf of the Social Democratic Party as an openly lesbian candidate for the legislature.

In this video, Lu, who now heads the organization’s marriage equality advocacy team, talks about the context of the current campaign as well as why it means so much to her, personally.

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This is one of the best news ever,let's give our people rights and let them enjoy like other normal couple it is so sad to how we live this life some relationships are broken just because we don't know where we can destiny ourselves with our loved ones,all this descrimanation that is outside there....

Societal change always begins with the courage and strength of a few who eventually morph into the many.
Bless you, Jennifer, for all that you have done and continue to do May the world support your efforts!

As a human rights activist I see no reason not to allow people who like each other not plan their lives and live together but marriage I see as a limit of partnership hard to perceive with same sex marriages. Foremost who bears the burden of male role and who the female or gender becomes not important. Also who bears custody of properties when ine days?
I think this notion of same sex must be revisited keenly and give us fundamentally basic issue fedback or else we are jumping onto an ever expanding pool and surely to sink.

Thanks for your good work

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