The China Post
Date: March 25, 2017
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan, The China Post with AFP
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Justice Minister Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) drew the ire of LGBTQ activists
Friday, after he described same-sex relationships as a “newly invented phenomenon” during a landmark Constitutional Court hearing on barriers to marriage equality.
Judges from the court on Friday heard arguments over whether the Civil Code’s description of marriage as between a man and a woman contravened the Constitution’s guarantee that “all citizens, irrespective of sex … shall be equal before the law.”
The case challenging the Civil Code was filed by veteran gay-rights activist Chi Chia-wei (祁家威), following an attempt by Chi to marry his partner in 2013 in Taipei.