By: Wang Shu-fen and Lilian Wu
Kaohsiung, May 25 (CNA) The Kaohsiung City government will study the idea of holding a mass wedding that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBTs) will be allowed to attend, an official from the southern municipality said Monday.
Tseng Tzu-wen (曾姿雯), head of the city government’s Bureau of Civil Affairs, said that while it might be too much of a rush to invite members of the LGBT community to attend a mass wedding scheduled for the end of June, she is willing to work with the Social Affairs Bureau to assess a future mass wedding that gays would be allowed to attend, in the spirit of pluralistic culture.
She was addressing concerns by Kaohsiung councilwoman Kao Min-lin (高閔琳) in a question-and-answer session of the city council, who asked the city government to issue certification to those who come forward to mark the names of their partners in the household registration system. [FULL STORY]