Skip to comments.Taiwanese reject legalizing same-sex unions in referendum
Posted on 11/24/2018 6:31:43 PM PST by Olog-hai
Voters in Taiwan passed a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman, a setback to LGBT couples hoping their island will be the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance benefits.
The vote on Saturday, organized by Christian groups that make up about 5 percent of Taiwans population and advocates of the traditional Chinese family structure, goes against a May 2017 Constitutional Court ruling. Justices told legislators then to make same-sex marriage legal within two years, a first for Asia where religion and conservative governments normally keep the bans in place.
Although the ballot initiative is advisory only, it is expected to frustrate lawmakers mindful of public opinion as they face the court deadline next year. Many legislators will stand for re-election in 2020.
The legislature has lots of choices on how to make this court order take effect, said referendum proponent Chen Ke, a Catholic pastor in Taiwan and an opponent of same-sex marriage.
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Sanity on the Island, thank you Lord.
Buy “made in Taiwan”, not “made in China”
The Taiwanese showed more sanity than Australians and irish being now a bunch of faggot lovers..
Taipei is not a bad city. They’ve really cleaned it up in the last 20 years or so.
Who was it that said: “If God does not punish America, he will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah?”
Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the UN.Expulsion of Taiwan was concurrent. Barry Goldwater had suggested immediate defunding of the UN in the face of this act, which of course did not happen. We are living with the vile consequences of that bad decision.
Typically useless AP report: no mention of how the vote went, whether it was 51-49 or 80-10, or what.
No matter. The 9th circuit court will intervene and strike down the vote in favor of Taiwanese gays.
—The New World Order
That is the bittersweet double-story here. The Chinese communists are also anti-gay marriage AND they’ve gained ground in Taiwan’s govt. Bitter compromise.
Who would’ve thunk something so small as codifying normalcy would be ‘One small step for man (and woman), one giant leap for mankind’....?
Those are not unrelated -- in order to (they think) gain the help of the international gay community, some nominally nationalistic politicians agree to support gay fake marriage, and then the Great Middle (every polity has one) jumps to the anschluss party.
It seems that leftists in every country have found the preferred method of enacting public policy, by judicial fiat.
If they can control the courts, who needs a legislature?
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