OPINION: Time for Taiwan Lawmakers to Act on Gay Marriage Now

‘I hope the government and my fellow legislators can face this issue directly and fearlessly, rather than avoid it.’

The News Lens
Date: 2017/05/24
By: Jason Hsu
Jason Hsu (許毓仁) is a legislator-at-large with Taiwan’s Kuomintang. He founded TEDxTaipei.

Taiwan is at a historical moment today.

Justices of the Constitutional Court have ruled the ban on same-sex marriage to be

Photo Credit: Ludovic Bertron@ CC BY-SA 2.0


While traditional prejudices against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community are still deeply ingrained in society, I firmly believe that this decision can lead to a better understanding of same-sex marriage in Taiwan.

Last week, on the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT), I, along with Legislator Yu Mei-nu (尤美女), encouraged people to gather in front of Taipei Railway Station and stand together hand-in-hand, irrespective of their identity. Through organizing this public event, I hoped to help more people break the stigma and discrimination towards the LGBT community.

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