Misinformation abounds as fight over marriage equality rages on

The China Post
Date: December 26, 2016
By: Stephanie Chao

The China Post — The debate over the legalization of same-sex marriage has seen opinion broadly split

Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Jason Hsu speaks to the China Post earlier last week. ( Stephanie Chao, The China Post )

into “progressive” and “traditionalist” camps.

While some who support same-sex unions have called for full equality, others have backed the creation of a special set of laws for same-sex couples.

At the other extreme are those who have called for the decision to be handed over to the public through a nationwide referendum.

Those within the traditionalist camp who back the introduction of a set of LGBT-specific laws say this method would provide the least legislative hassle by avoiding a toilsome overhaul of the Civil Code.

But critics of such an approach maintain that it would codify discrimination against the LGBT community by granting them a “special status.”

Those of a more conservative tilt have called for a referendum to take place in the place of legislative amendments.    [FULL  STORY]

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