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Monday, 02 July 2018 16:54

Still no specific agenda for the marriage equality law in Taiwan

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tsai ing wen

 

I'm disappointed by Taiwanese president. Last Monday, Tsai Ing-wen didn't say whether her government would push the law to allow same-sex couples to marry.

In May 2017, the constitutional court of Taiwan legalized marriage equality. It asked the government to approve a legislation to allow LGBT couples to marry within two years.

We hoped that the president would push the parliament to put in place this law because she had supported the court's decision. But since then, her government has been dragging its feet.

On Monday, in an interview with AFP, she said the government would "bridge the differences society holds on this issue in order to propose a comprehensive Bill".

Before adding: "Same-sex marriage is also a reflection of the generational gap. In Taiwan, those above 40 tend to have different views to those under 40."

The good news is that the constitutional court had clarified that marriage equality would automatically become legal even if the government refrained from introducing a law.

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