Taiwan investigates official after same-sex marriage misinformation

Ministry of Justice official Yan Cheng-yi reportedly claimed same-sex marriage ‘would bring AIDS to Taiwan’

Gay Star News
Date: 22 July 2019
By: Rik Glauert

Same-sex couples hold a mass wedding ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan (Photo: Gay Star News)

Taiwan authorities are investigating a top official at the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau (MJIB) for allegedly spreading misinformation.

Yan Cheng-yi is accused of sharing incorrect information about the leader of parliament on social media, according to the Taipei Times.

The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) has called him in for questioning.

Earlier this month, Yan also circulated a Facebook post criticizing President Tsai Ing-wen and her government for legalizing same-sex marriage.

Taiwan in May this year became the first place in Asia to recognize same-sex unions.

But, Yan wrote, same-sex marriage would ‘bring AIDS to Taiwan and create big business opportunities for some companies.’    [FULL  STORY]

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