Gay rights group says Kaohsiung decision ‘makes fun of’ them

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/05/19
By: Ta Ya-chen, Wang Shu-fen and Lilian Wu

Taipei, May 19 (CNA) A gay rights group on Tuesday criticized a Kaohsiung city 2015051900311government plan to accept lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT) by marking their partners in city records, saying it is merely a measure to “make fun of” the community without having any substantive effect.

The city government, in a bid to show respect and goodwill toward a pluralistic culture, announced last week that it will start accepting the “sunshine marking” in its household registration and conscription information system.

Taiwan LGBT Rights Advocacy called a press conference at the Legislature Tuesday in which it said that the public might think the notation will allow the community to gain more respect legally and in city affairs, but that “this is not true.”     [FULL  STORY]

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