Justice minister rejects criticisms of newspaper editorial

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-03-27

Justice Minister Chiu Tai-san on Monday rejected criticisms that a newspaper editorial

Justice Minister Chiu Tai-san (CNA)

aimed at him over recent comments he made about same-sex marriage.

The editorial in Monday’s edition of the mass-circulation United Daily News, in particular took offense at Chiu’s remarks in a constitutional court debate on Friday. During that debate, Taiwan’s grand justices heard arguments about whether the right to gay marriage is constitutional.

The editorial said that Chiu had opposed same-sex marriage on the grounds that it conflicted with the traditional custom of how to refer to people on ancestral tablets. The opinion piece said the justice minister’s comments were not befitting of his position, and showed that the current administration was more concerned about insuring reelection.    [FULL  STORY]

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