Thousands Rally in Support of Same-Sex Marriage in Taipei

StoryfulPublished: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 20171 views
Published: January 13, 2017Updated: January 14, 2017

Thousands gathered at a music festival in Taipei, Taiwan, on December 10 to rally in support of legalizing same-sex marriage. <a href="http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201612100010.aspx" target="_blank">Taiwanese media</a> reported crowds of up to 150,000, while organizers were <a href="http://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3048733" target="_blank">reportedly</a> estimating a crowd as large as 250,000.

Taiwanese celebrities and pop stars attended the festival. According to Taiwan News, the date was chosen to coincide with International Human Rights Day. The rally took place a week after opponents of same-sex marriage gathered at the same location on Ketalagan Boulevard in central Taipei, <a href="http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201612100010.aspx" target="_blank">Focus Taiwan reported</a>.

Taiwanese legislators are due to convene on December 26 to discuss proposals to legalize same-sex marriage.

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