Marriage deadline, method unsure: Cabinet

ADDRESSING ADULTERY:Legalization might involve debate over decriminalizing adultery, which is defined as involving a man and a woman, the Executive Yuan said

Taipei Times
Date: May 26, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter

The Cabinet has no conception or deadline for the legalization of same-sex marriage, which would involve a set of legal revisions regarding marital property rights, inheritance and parenthood, the Executive Yuan said yesterday.

In a landmark ruling, the Council of Grand Justices on Wednesday ruled in favor of allowing same-sex couples to register for marriage and asked the legislature to amend the law within two years to protect the rights of gay people.

The Cabinet has yet to call inter-ministerial meetings about the issue, and no conclusion has been made on whether an amendment to the Civil Code or a new law would be preferable for its legalization, Executive Yuan spokesman Hsu Kuo-yung (徐國勇) said.

The Cabinet would put forward a proposal that is “of least impact” after reviewing all possibilities, he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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