DIVERGENT VIEWS:Tsai Ing-wen urged respect for dialogue, while the KMT spokesman said that she backed the amendment because she was ‘99 percent homosexual-oriented’
Date: Nov 19, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao and Chung Li-hua / Staff reporters, with CNA
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) supports marriage equality and believes everyone is equal before love, Presidential Office spokesman Alex Huang (黃重諺) said on Thursday as more than 10,000 people gathered outside the Legislative Yuan protesting the review of amendments for same-sex marriage.
However, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Policy Committee chief executive and party spokesman Alex Tsai (蔡正元), a former lawmaker, sided with the protesters, blasting the “attempt to abolish the marriage institution of heterosexuals” by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and saying that the president was supporting the effort because she is “99 percent homosexual oriented.”
Huang said Tsai Ying-wen urged tolerance.
“We are pleased to see more dialogue and tolerance in society, which will help establish a more comprehensive system,” he said. [FULL STORY]