Radio Taiwan International
Premier Lin Chuan says the legalization of same-sex marriage is a future trend. Lin
was speaking Friday at the legislature. The remark comes as the country’s grand justices are set to convene a constitutional court to debate the issue on March 24.
The legislature has already passed the first reading of an amendment to legalize same-sex marriage. A further two readings are required for a bill to pass into law. While supporters want a change to the existing civil code, others have called for a new law specifically addressing same-sex couples. Same-sex marriage supporters believe this latter recourse falls short of the goal of marriage equality.
Lin declined to comment on whether he himself supports the legislation or how the controversy should be resolved. He said more communication between supporters and opponents is needed since the issue “involves far too many social values.”