After the adoption of the marriage law, in addition to many artists in Taiwan publicly expressed support, many international celebrities such as: Ellen DeGeneres, Jason Mayez, Zavierdo Blue have sent messages of joy and blessing. Jason Mraz also said at the just-concluded concert, "I am honored to be here in Taiwan at this moment, Celebrate with you" I seem to see a group of wind and rain-dying people walking through the darkest night, and then see the sun rising, together we let the world see the small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, this place called Taiwan, showing infinite power.
After the adoption of the law on same-sex marriage, not only Taiwan Shen immersed in a cheerful atmosphere, there are many international celebrities openly expressed and supported. When I think of the days when homosexuality was still considered a disease, and the land where I grew up, because of respect for human rights, because it became the first country in Asia to legislate to legalize same-sex marriage, I seem to see a group of wind-and-rain-des-dissonant people walking through the darkest nights and then seeing the sun rise.
This not only represents Taiwan's "great respect for diverse ethnic groups", but also, after respect, we are willing to take concrete action to guarantee the same human rights for all. Together, we show the world the small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, a place called Taiwan, that shows infinite power. (Recommended reading: Wang Xiaoxuan marriage!) Kaidao Wedding Photo Collection: This Moment, Someone Waited for 30 Years)
Those who support the legalization of same-sex marriage in Taiwan
Ellen DeGeneres, a well-known American talk show host
"Taiwan is the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, and let's celebrate that this country is on the right path to equalization in marriage." 」
- Ellen DeGeneres
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Ellen DeGeneres, a well-known American talk show host, first tweeted her blessing, while President Tsai Ing-wen later tweeted a response: "Thank you, Ellen!" I am proud of this "love is great" country, where everyone has the right to marry! 」
American singer Jason Mraz
"I am honored to be here in Taiwan at this moment to celebrate with you. 」
- Jason Mraz
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Jason Mayez, the American singer who has been making a name for himself all over the world with a playful love song, "I'm yours", came to Taiwan on May 25th, the day after the opening of the same marriage registration, when he learned that Taiwan's marriage law had been passed and publicly said "I love it" in a pre-concert press interview. I am honored to be here in Taiwan at this moment to celebrate with you.
Canadian international director Xavier Dolan
On the same day that the international world no longer feared, Taiwan has written a new page in history, becoming the first country in Asia to legislate to pass same-sex marriage under the leadership of President Tsai Ing-wen and the Democratic Progressive Party. 」
- Xavier Dolan
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On May 17th, the day the same marriage bill was passed, The Canadian director Xavier Dolan, who was shortlisted for this year's Cannes Film Festival with the film "Matthias and Maxime," retweeted gay TIMES's article on his personal Instagram. Taiwan has written a new page in history. 」
Korean actress CL
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CL, the former head of the Korean women's group 2NE1, posted a rainbow picture on his Instagram with a banner reading "FIRST IN ASIA Taiwan Gay Gay" with the words "YESSSS!", becoming the first South Korean artist to publicly support the passage of Taiwan's marriage law.
What kind of Taiwan can the world see with the support of international celebrities?
The support and writing of international celebrities brought to the international world the news bulletins adopted by Taiwan's marriage law, and President Tsai Ing-wen also publicly stated on the same day through the same-marriage law:
The issue of same-sex marriage is indeed a major challenge in Taiwan society, and the version proposed by the Executive Council, on the one hand, incorporates the interpretation of the Chief Justice and the referendum result, is a version of the largest number of conventions that takes all parties' views into account, and hopes to be supported by all. The issue of same-sex marriage is still a degree of disagreement in Taiwan society, and i hope that the people will be understanding each other and inclusive of different opinions, demonstrating that Taiwan is a mature civil society with the ability to deal with divisive issues.
We have known in the past that Taiwan is not valued by the international community and is vulnerable to repression for various political, economic and sovereign reasons. But the adoption of the law on same-sex marriage has really given Taiwan a very different side to the international community -- we care, value the basic human rights that every different ethnic group should have, and we are willing to guarantee such human rights with public power at the national level. (Recommended reading: Gender Newsletter , the marriage law was officially adopted today, dear we get married! ) )
The passage of the same-sex marriage bill may indeed lead Taiwan to a different diplomatic path and to give it a different choice of diplomatic strategy. Although the international plight cannot be improved in a short period of time, the world and more people can see Taiwan's friendly and social progress, we have the opportunity to further promote international exchanges, to prove to the world that we are a friendly land, we are a group of people who want to make the world a better place.
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