By: Yu Hsiang and Matthew Mazzetta
Taipei, Nov. 30 (CNA) Kuomintang (KMT) presidential nominee Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Saturdaycame out in favor of marriage equality for the first time, saying he hoped and prayed that people who love each other can choose to become a family.
Several times on his ongoing nationwide "listening tour," audience members have criticized the passage of marriage equality legislation earlier this year, but the candidate has largely resisted explaining his own views on the issue.
At a campaign event in Taipei on Saturday, a young supporter noted the issue's importance to the younger generation, and asked if Han would support efforts by some KMT lawmakers to repeal the legislation.
Han responded that in life — from our family relationships at home, to our friendships at school, to our romantic relationships as adults — attachment and love are inescapable. [FULL STORY]