Anti-gay marriage groups cry foul over Constitutional Court ruling

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/05/24
By: Yu Hsiao-han, Chen Chi-chung and Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, May 24 (CNA) Groups opposed to gay marriage in Taiwan protested Wednesday against a Constitutional Court ruling on same-sex marriage, accusing the grand justices of dereliction of duty and infringement on legislative authority.

The groups called for the Control Yuan to launch an investigation into the grand justices that examined the case, claiming they had colluded with pro-gay marriage groups to give a constitutional interpretation in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.

Earlier in the day, the court said in its ruling that the Civil Code provisions that do not allow same-sex marriage are unconstitutional and it asked the government to amend the relevant laws within two years to ensure the marriage rights of gay couples.    [FULL  STORY]

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