We are a group of Taiwanese technologists that support a change to Civil Law 972. As technologists, we believe in rational dialogue as a way of promoting human advancement. Over time, the methods that people use to communicate have changed from word-of-mouth, letters, to the internet. Whether it's the iPhone or Android phone in your pocket to the Intel processor in your computer, Facebook or Google, the speed and convenience of communications continues to increase, allowing for an abundant spread of information. We, alongside LGBT+ creators of these tools, hope you will use them to understand more information regarding marriage equality and support the universal human rights of every single person on this planet.
We believe LGBT+ folk deserve equal protection and status under the same civil law that protects straight folks.
What makes us sad is, the struggle for LGBT rights is often a struggle against misinformation and slippery slope fallacies. There is a misguided notion that the passage of marriage equality will lead to a tangible loss in the ways-of-life of straight couples. We call on those who oppose marriage equality to stop using LINE and other platforms to spread misinformation. Correct information forms the bedrock foundation of correct decisions. We ask those who oppose marriage equality to present accurate, honest evidence, and to stop misleading the public.
“I think, in general, it's clear that most bad things come from misunderstanding, and communication is generally the way to resolve misunderstandings -- and the Web's a form of communications -- so it generally should be good.” – Tim Berners-Lee, Creator of the internet.