The China Post
Date: November 27, 2016
By: The China Post news staff
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Religious leaders Saturday spoke out in favor of efforts to legalize same-sex marriage, ahead of a second public hearing on issue slated for Monday.
Speaking at a press conference held at the Legislative Yuan, senior figures from several religious orders gave their support to marriage equality.
Shih Chao-hwei (釋昭慧), a female Buddhist Master and professor at Hsuan Chuang University, said marriage equality was a “natural thing,” given that “all of mankind is born equal.”
Based on the principle of equality guaranteed by Taiwan’s constitution, those in same-sex relationships should have the right to “pursue their happiness,” Shih said. [FULL STORY]