March 2017

Comments By Chiu Tai-San On Gay Marriage Provoke Outrage As Judicial Yuan Hearing Held

A hearing by the Constitutional Court of the Judicial Yuan on the subject of gay marriage earlier today has provoked anger among marriage equality advocates after comments by Minister of Justice Chiu Tai-San arguing against marriage equality during the hearing. The outcome of the hearing remains forthcoming, but could potentially legalize marriage equality in Taiwan

Impending Conflict Between The DPP And Taiwanese Youth Activists Over The Cross-Straits Oversight Bill?

The possibility of conflict breaking out between Taiwanese youth activists and the DPP seems quite likely in the near future, with discussion of an oversight bill for cross-strait trade deals scheduled for late next week. But although the passage of such a bill was one of the significant demands of the Sunflower Movement, the DPP has stalled and even reversed course multiple times on the issue.