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‘Rainbow siege’ in support of marriage equality
十月五日「彩虹圍城」號召支持婚姻平權

Members of the Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights hold a press conference at the main entrance to the Legislative Yuan in Taipei on Sept. 9, announcing a “rainbow siege” of the Legislative Yuan on Oct. 5.
台灣伴侶權益推動聯盟九月九日在台北號召多名團體組成「婚姻平權革命連線」,邀請支持婚姻平權的民眾,十月五日一同參與「包圍」立法院的「彩虹圍城」行動。

Photo: Wang Wen-hsuan, Liberty Times
照片:自由時報記者王文萱

To show that there is strong support from all sectors of society for marriage equality, the Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights has gathered several organizations in the Marriage Equality Revolutionary Alliance. At a press conference at the main entrance to the Legislative Yuan on Sept. 9, the alliance invited anyone who supports marriage equality to form a “rainbow siege” around the Legislative Yuan on Oct. 5.

On Oct. 5, the alliance will launch its “rainbow siege” activity. The activities on that day will use a “homophobic lock” as members of the public pledge to lock in on homophobic legislators. After the press conference, the alliance and several other organizations, such as the Loving Parents of LGBT, Pridewatch Taiwan and Democracy Tautin walked around the Legislative Yuan once, holding red signs with the text “Homophobia is unconstitutional,” and announced the planned rainbow siege activity.

Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights president Victoria Hsu said the alliance had spent three years planning and drawing up a marriage equality amendment to the Civil Code. The alliance made a great effort to submit the amendment to the legislature, but once it entered the legislature’s Judiciary and Organic Laws and Statutes Committee nothing happened. Hsu said she looked forward to inviting supporters of marriage equality to surround the Legislative Yuan before the legislature’s next session.

(Liberty Times, Translated by Perry Svensson)

為展現各界公民支持婚姻平權力量,台灣伴侶權益推動聯盟號召多名團體組成「婚姻平權革命連線」,九月九日在立法院大門前召開記者會,邀請支持婚姻平權的民眾,十月五日一同參與「包圍」立法院的「彩虹圍城」行動。

伴侶盟十月五日將發起彩虹圍城行動,活動當天將使用「恐同鎖」,宣誓公民將鎖定「恐同立委」,伴侶盟及多名團體如同志父母愛心協會、同志人權法案遊說聯盟、民主鬥陣等,記者會後並繞行立法院一圈,手持紅色「恐同違憲」標語,並預告彩虹圍城行動。

台灣伴侶權益推動聯盟執行長許秀雯表示,伴侶盟已耗費3年心力研擬「婚姻平權民法修正案」,致力送入立院,但送到司法法制委員會時就無動於衷,盼在立法院重新開議前,邀請支持婚姻平權的民眾包圍立院。

(自由時報記者王文萱)

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