By Tai Ya-chen and Y.F. Low
Taipei, Feb. 23 (CNA) A referendum proposal on the “protection of family”
was rejected by the Cabinet’s Referendum Review Committee Tuesday on the grounds that it failed to meet the relevant requirements.
The proposal was voted down by the committee 10-1. It would have asked voters if they agree that provisions regarding husband-and-wife relationships, consanguinity and the principles of human relations in the “family” part of the Civil Code cannot be amended unless the people give their consent via a referendum.
The development marked a setback for the Faith and Hope League, which has been promoting the referendum as part of its efforts against the legalization of same-sex marriage. [FULL STORY]