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10 Feb 2017

Taiwan's Former VP Speaks Out Against Gay Marriage

Wu Den-yih of the Kuomintang party (KMT) was challenged on the issue while campaigning to be party chair.

Taiwan's former vice president Wu Den-yih criticized the country's bid to legalise same sex marriage, stating that the civil code should not be altered for "an extremely small minority with a different sexual orientation."

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.

Wu argued that instead of amending the Civil Code, a separate Act should be created to make marriage equality a reality. "The nation can work on legislating a specific act regulating same-sex marriages," he said.

The nation can work on legislating a specific act regulating same-sex marriages,' he said. "Amending the Civil Code would disrupt the lives of the majority and an ethical order that has been in place for centuries."

Presidential Office spokesman Alex Huang on Tuesday said that while the office understands Wu's needs to talk about issues for his campaign, he should seek to understand the matter first before saying anything, according to he Taiepi Times.

Wu's comments did not go down well with LGBT activists in the country.

Taiwan LGBT Family Rights Advocacy director Lu Yen-rong said even though LGBTI people are a minority they still have fundamental rights.

"A majority of the people in this country believe in equality and justice, and they would not easily disregard the interests of the very few," Lu said.

Reader's Comments

1. 2017-02-10 23:18  
Taiwan's former vice president Wu Den-yih having jealousy to gays
that jealousy is sinful
2. 2017-02-11 00:43  
if you make grouping to left or to right mean that country in situation having weak position
3. 2017-02-13 21:03  
We all Gays should be suspicious on why Gay always become target attack by revealing acrobatic Reasons?
We all Gays should know on How to make heterosexual will run away by fear
4. 2017-02-14 01:19  
Hate to have to say it , but I think that Wu Den -yih should try to gather facts & figures prior to uttering inane statements.
Am I dreaming when I watch live TV reports of so many of those regular gay parades / marches attended by thousands of gays every year ? Sure doesn't exactly look like an extremely small minority of people to me.
Is he dreaming about a so-called ethical order that has been in place for centuries ? Hasn't he read about the history of China at the time of its emperors ? What about him learning that the last emperor Puyi of the Qing dynasty abdicated in 1911 as a result of the revolution. What about him learning that gay life was fully accepted by society in China at the time of its emperors.
History tries to teach us lots , and we'd all learn more if we fully gathered its teachings.
5. 2017-02-14 05:50  
#1 cites sin (a religious concept) yet is anti religion.

The activists are against an lgbt law yet they promote lgbt rights. Time to drop the labels. Human rights are human rights. Excuse the pun but no minority is bigger than another.

And it'd be so easy to take Wu at his word to win more than half of the battle. Time would only win the rest. Kill the hatred.
6. 2017-02-14 12:03  
that would be like taking one step forward and 10 backward so sad to hear from a adult
7. 2017-02-14 15:39  
A adult? Are you six? :)
8. 2017-02-14 16:32  
He's more of an adult than you are GTiLad. At least he's brave enough to show his face.
Comment edited on 2017-02-16 18:49:05
9. 2017-02-17 05:08  
Oh, I'm in constant fear. Maybe one day I'll not be so stupid as to have face pictures on my profile eh?


10. 2017-02-22 19:01  
Why be afraid GT? Ashamed of being gay?

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