Date: Feb 11, 2017
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Drafting a separate law rather than amending the Civil Code to allow same-sex marriage would be more appropriate, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) said yesterday.
The Council of Grand Justices is to start a review of same-sex marriage on March 24 and is highly likely to rule that it is constitutional, he added.
“No one in the DPP caucus is against marriage equality,” Ker said in a live-streamed interview with an online media outlet.
“After all, times are changing, and that is what I told religious groups that visited me,” he said. “However, how to execute it is a problem that the Legislative Yuan needs to deal with.” [FULL STORY]