IN ATTENDANCE: The New Power Party’s Huang Kuo-chang denied the claim that he neglected his constituency’s needs and thanked the public for its support
Date: Dec 07, 2017
By: Yeh Kuan-yu, Chin Shu-yu, Yu Chao-fu and Jake Chung / Staff reporters, with Staff Writer
The New Taipei City Election Commission yesterday held a televised debate between
New Power Party (NPP) Executive Chairman Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) and Sun Chi-cheng (孫繼正), chairman of the Greater Taipei Stability Power Alliance, a group opposed to gay marriage, over the second round of voting for the legislator’s recall scheduled for Dec. 16.
Sun criticized Huang for supporting amending of the Civil Code to legalize gay marriage and said it would destroy values that are intrinsic to families, adding that this was his primary reason for launching the recall effort against Huang.
More than half of New Taipei City residents are opposed to the proposed amendments, as well as 60 percent of all Taiwanese, Sun said.
There is neither legal nor public consensus on the issue, but Huang insists on “pushing it through,” Sun said, adding that such actions go against Huang’s touted belief that “people should determine public policies.” [FULL STORY]