NPP’s Huang faces recall vote over marriage stance

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 26, 2016
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter

A campaign to unseat New Power Party (NPP) Executive Chairman Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) because

New Power Party Executive Chairman Huang Kuo-chang attends a public hearing on food imports from Japan in New Taipei City yesterday. Photo: CNA

of his vocal support for marriage equality has collected enough signatures to submit a recall petition, while the New Taipei City legislator reaffirmed his stance on gay marriage.

An alliance founded by New Taipei City residents opposed to gay marriage organized a signature drive in Sijhih (汐止) on Saturday and announced that it collected 3,124 valid signatures, exceeding the amount required to file a petition for a recall vote.

At least 2,511 signatures are needed to submit a recall petition and 25,119 signatures to launch a recall vote in Huang’s constituency, New Taipei City’s 12th electoral district covering Jinshan (金山), Wanli (萬里), Sijhih and other districts.

Alliance director Sun Chi-cheng (孫繼正) said they would submit the recall petition and signatures on Feb. 1 — the anniversary of Huang’s inauguration — to the Central Election Commission to proceed to the next step of the recall procedure.

Sun criticized Huang for “cheating the voters by campaigning for gay marriage without trying to honor his election promises.”

“Sexual education materials are rampant on campuses, so is sexuality,” Sun said.    [FULL  STORY]

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