Same-Sex Marriage Bill an historic moment for Taiwan and a huge dilemma for the KMT

Opposition KMT split over loyalty to Beijing and whether they really want to oppose a Constitutional Court ruling

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/03/01
By: David Spencer, Taiwan News, Contributing Writer

(Photo by Sophia Yang) (By Taiwan News)

It’s been a long time coming, but finally, the Taiwanese government has revealed how it plans to implement equal marriage reforms.

The catchily-titled bill is officially known as ‘The Enforcement Act of Judicial Yuan Interpretation No. 748,’ but to most people, it has already become known as the ‘Same-Sex Marriage Bill.’

It is slated to enter the Legislative Yuan agenda on March 5th and should become law ahead of the deadline of May 24th that the Constitutional Court set for same-sex marriages have to been legalized.

But there could be a few bumps in the road before it makes it onto the statute book depending on the stance that the opposition KMT chooses to take.    [FULL  STORY]

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