Civic group to seek referendum on gay marriage

The China Post
Date: May 25, 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A group opposed to same-sex marriage said Thursday in Taipei that it will initiate two referendum proposals on the issue, following a Constitutional Court ruling the previous day that paved the way for the legalization of gay marriage in Taiwan.

In its ruling Wednesday, the court said the Civil Code provisions that do not allow marriage between two persons of the same sex are unconstitutional and it asked the Legislature to amend the relevant laws within two years to ensure everyone’s rights to marriage, freedom and equality.

However, the Happiness of the Next Generation Alliance said major issues such marriage and family values should not be decided by a few “judicial elites” but rather should be put to a national referendum.

The alliance said it will start the procedure to seek two referendums, one on the definition of marriage and the other on the inclusion of same-sex topics in the curriculum at the K-9 level in schools.    [FULL  STORY]

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