DPP caucus will not issue directive on Civil Code amendment

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Date: 2016/12/13

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus will not issue a directive on whether the Civil

A couple embraces on the Pennsylvania State Capital steps following a rally with gay rights supporters in Harrisburg Photo Credit: Reuters/達志影像

Code should be amended to allow same-sex marriage or if a separate bill should be drafted, DPP caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) said on Dec. 12, reports Taipei Times.

Ker also said that while the DPP, as a whole, supports same-sex marriage, there are supporters of both amending the Civil Code and drafting a separate law within the party. Ker made the comments in a radio interview, where he also denied rumors that he was averse to homosexuality, reports Taipei Times.

More than 200,000 Taiwanese gathered outside the Presidential Office building on Dec. 10 to call on the government to enact marriage equality legislation, as amendments to the Civil Code are being stalled amidst anti-LGBT protests.    [SOURCE]

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