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3 Feb 2017

Taiwan ‘Close’ to Passing Same Sex Marriage Bill

Legislator who introduced Taiwan’s bill is optimistic that it will pass soon.

In the first step of a process likely to last until the middle of this year, Taiwan’s legislative committee approved a same-sex marriage bill late last year.

Now organisers of the bill are optimistic that they have the support of almost half of parliament—from a range of different political parties—as well as the president Tsai Ing-wen.

Yu Mei-nu, the legislator who introduced the marriage equality bill, told the Global Times in an interview at her offices in parliament that she was cautiously optimistic about the bill’s chances chances.

Her most recent tallies show 54 of Taiwan’s 113 legislators backing marriage equality, she said, although “some of them are under pressure so they might flake.”

“We’re almost close to passing it,” she said.

Advocates are rushing to get the bill approved before the 2018 elections, when “every issue becomes politicized,” said Yu.

A previous marriage equality bill failed to pass in 2013. Since then, gay rights groups have lobbied officials and built support.

The story of a gay French professor who committed suicide in Taipei after the death of his longtime Taiwanese partner also went viral last year, spurring support for marriage.

Reader's Comments

1. 2017-02-04 01:50  
do you have empathy to who suicide or to who Kill legislators?
there only 2 choices.
- if you have no empathy to Gay that suicide then we suggest all to kill legislators.
if not, we will lost many people with kindness.

Terroris is anti-Gay, but if you have no empathy for gay marriage, it mean you ask all of us to support Terrorism
2. 2017-02-04 01:52  
Gay that suicide was not only one.
see history, there had been so many gays become victim.
If this always hapened and happened again.
Then Gays better to support Terrorism
3. 2017-02-04 13:34  
Legislators are not only prohibit gay marriage but prohibit many others heterosexual freedom too.

see, legislator just 113 personel.
how many gay + others? = millions

it is 113 vs millions

why 113 stronger than millions?
what make millions weak?
its should be very big war

It mean that 113 legislator asking people to kill them
anyone having bravery?
if you have no Gun, why no import Gun?
4. 2017-02-04 14:32  
Wad the French professor's death proven to be suicide and linked to his partner's dearth? I thought this was just conjecture.

Please provide links as appropriate.
5. 2017-02-06 00:48  
you see certain Religion behavior. When certain Religion accepted then religion become harmful
6. 2017-02-06 05:04  
I think bottomqueen is misunderstood.

If you disagree, please do let me know what the he'll he's on about.
7. 2017-02-06 07:49  
psychology illness/ mental disorder can be cured by given happiness, freedom, alot of money, love, security, occupancy,etc
anyone serious and no fake?
8. 2017-02-06 16:23  
in Indonesia, christian churches spread hatred, intimidation, bullying to gay,
9. 2017-02-06 21:07  
Explode Secret :
- why Gay said written as illness in Psychology book guide?
I found that Psychology book written by group of Terrorist
That why There is not written Terrorist as illness
- Why Sodomy interpret as Gay fuck Gay?
where as, if we pay attention on reading verses, Sodomy is Heterosexual act in disturb, violent to Gay.
Here all Gay should aware and realize
That Few Big Religions are not true Religions but Terrorist Dogma.
Their Hollybooks written from True Religions then they make misdirection/heretic version.

- There are many term or words or ribbing similar to those above or having patterns as above.

so, all Gays should wake up
10. 2017-02-06 21:15  
conclusion : Terrorism is expert on making Terror
The Terror may can see /hear you clear or not clear because you do not realize it.

They know how to make Terror
Till now, Terror actions are many, but you probably do not realize it because you think that is not too disturb you whereas it is really disturb you

Terror belong to War Strategy
11. 2017-02-07 16:23  
Bottomqueen, go have a nice wank, or would that be terror from your wrist?
12. 2017-02-08 09:38  
Progress rarely happens as fast as we'd like, but Taiwan continues to be a leader in forwarding human rights. No one is perfect, but I applaud their willingness to consider this overdue action. Here's to those of you in Taiwan working to make this happen.
13. 2017-02-09 06:01  
Job of Journalist is to steal information include from website, e-mail, telephone, etc

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