With no visible plans from the government to legalize marriage equality, it is up to the supporting side to keep the movement socially relevant.
As of 10 pm Friday, there are 12 deaths, 5 missing, 279 injured, and 751 displaced. Many Hualien local hotels and restaurants provide free food and shelter.
“Respect for Taiwan will never come from how well we run the country, but from small groups of people willing to sacrifice for a robust civil society.”
The labor law protest won’t reverse legislation, but expands the boundaries of Taiwan’s civil discourse and add momentum to the social movement scene.
The recently passed bill is a step forward, but we should not lose sight of the bigger picture of what transitional justice truly represents in Taiwan.