By: Shih Hsiu-chuan, Yu Hsiao-han and Wu Hsin-yun
Taipei, Nov. 25 (CNA) The results of Saturday’s referendums on equal marriage rights for the gay community has been interpreted by some as a resounding rejection of same-sex marriage by Taiwanese society, but gay rights activists say the campaign was heavily skewed in favor of the anti-gay rights camp.
“It is an indication that the position of Taiwan society is that same-sex marriage is unacceptable,” Chen Ko (陳科), secretary-general of Chinese Regional Bishops’ Conference told CNA Sunday.
Of the five questions regarding same sex issues, three reached the required threshold of more than 4.94 million “yes” votes, a quarter of eligible voters.
One of the questions asked if people agree that marriage should be restricted to being between a man and a woman as described under the Civil Code. A total of 7.66 million people agreed, 2.91 million disagreed. [FULL STORY]