As these cultures lay emphasis on the welfare of the collective over the individual, a person's homosexual inclination becomes a matter of shame to the family. Subsequently it is suppressed and the individual forced to lead a closeted life. It is also common for the gay to be forced into heterosexual relationships.
However Taiwan has adopted a more open approach to gays compared to other Asian countries. The Gay Times1 reports that, since the end of the martial law, Taiwan has seen increasing acceptance of gays and lesbians. The first gay pride march took place in 1988, the first lesbian group was formed in 1990 and there are about 30 gay and lesbian groups in the country now.
I support gay marriages from the point of view of human rights. Marriage is an agreement of very deep nature between two consenting adults. If it can be allowed between two adults of different genders, it should also be allowed between individuals of the same gender. Denying gays the rights to raise a family would be an outright case of discrimination based on sexual orientation.
A lot of the objections to gay marriages stem from the conventional belief that homosexuality is a learnt behavior and not a natural inclination.