17-11-16: Taiwanese rally against same-sex marriage

By Anya Palm

Thousands of protesters are rallying in the streets of Taipei, Taiwan to show their opposition against a draft bill which, if passed, would legalize same-sex marriage.

The bill would make Taiwan the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, and the Taiwanese authorities have won international praise for raising the issue and passing the draft bill through the first reading.

Protesters argue that the general public should be heard and demand a referendum on the issue.