Lawmakers pan minister over gay marriage stance

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 25, 2017
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter

Lawmakers yesterday criticized Minister of Justice Chiu Tai-san (邱太三) for defending

Minister of Justice Chiu Tai-san yesterday waves to reporters as he leaves the Judicial Yuan in Taipei, where he attended the Council of Grand Justices’ hearing on legalizing same-sex marriage. Photo: Huang Yao-cheng, Taipei Times

“traditions” against a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage during a hearing at the Council of Grand Justices, with Premier Lin Chuan (林全) saying that the minister’s remarks “do not represent the Executive Yuan.”

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Yu Mei-nu (尤美女), a marriage equality advocate, said that the debate on legalizing same-sex marriage has evolved from discussions on the Internet, in the Legislative Yuan and on the streets to a hearing at the council, which should be considered a “pride of Taiwan.”

“However, it is regretful that the Ministry of Justice did not demonstrate the depth expected from it, but chose to continue using certain rhetoric that could easily lead to public confusion,” she said.    [FULL  STORY]

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