LACK OF TRANSPARENCY: Labor and equality groups said the director has held anti-homosexual views and was nominated without promised transparency
Date: Jan 31, 2020
By: Shen Pei-yao, Kuo An-chia and Jake Chung / Staff reporters, with staff writer
Unions and gender equality groups yesterday rallied in front of Taipei City Hall to protest theappointment of Chen Hsin-yu (陳信瑜) as director of the Taipei Department of Labor, citing concern about Chen’s purported stance against homosexuality.
Chen, a former Kaohsiung City councilor for the Democratic Progressive Party, is scheduled to take office today.
Chen has been known for her opposition to education materials that teach about same-sex relationships and while it would be detrimental to judge her solely on past remarks, less than one month ago she said she did not regret that decision, Marriage Equality Platform convener Jennifer Lu (呂欣潔) said.
Appointing this kind of person to a position related to gender equality affairs is troubling, Lu said.