Constitutional Court sets date for marriage equality debate

The China Post
Date: February 11, 2017
By: James Lo

The finish line could be nearing for marriage equality campaigners, with the Judicial

Two participants pose during the annual Taiwan lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride parade in Taipei on Oct. 29. The Judicial Yuan said on Friday that a hearing will be held on the same-sex marriage debate on March. 24. (AFP)

Yuan announcing Friday that the Constitutional Court will meet March 24 to decide the fate of two key cases on the matter.

In the hearing, justices will rule on whether the cases — one brought by veteran gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei (祁家威) and the other by the Taipei City Government — required the court to make a constitutional interpretation.

It is Chi’s second time asking the court to rule on the issue. His first such petition 16 years ago landed him in prison.

In the second case, Taipei’s Department of Civil Affairs is seeking an interpretation after the city government was taken to an administration court by 30 same-sex couples whose marriage applications had been turned down.    [FULL  STORY]

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