ADDED ON: 08/14/2018

Same-sex Marriage Activists Face an Uphill Climb Ahead of Gay Rights Referendums

08/13/2018 | Taipei Times

In the run-up to the three gay rights referendum proposals, pro-marriage equality activists face difficulties mobilizing support. As tens of thousands cheered in May last year when the same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional, Jennifer Lu (呂欣潔) knew that the battle was far from over. “I didn’t feel happy or excited because we still needed to go back to the legislature and make them pass the bill we want,” says Lu, who is coordinator of the Marriage Equality Coalition (MEC). “The ruling was an amazing moment for the LGBT movement in Taiwan, but as a leader of the campaign, I was quite worried about people losing their motivation to continue.”

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