In first for Asia, Taiwan lawmakers back same-sex marriage
Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags, despite deep divisions over marriage equality.
Lawmakers of the majority Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) backed the bill, which passed 66 to 27, although the measure could complicate President Tsai Ing-wenâ€™s bid to win a second term in presidential elections next year.
I think that this independent island which has survived despite being stripped of international recognition and was thrown out of the UN many years ago to accommodate Communist China, may well have cost herself her independence, by this foolish action, and be easy picking for an increasingly aggressive Communist China to seize her and take her over.
I'm amazed that such a law could be passed in a country that doesn't have a large population of Catholics?
Now the Wall Street Journal had an article that gave the background of what happened. See:
Chun Han Wong wrote: ...the referendum in November, voters expressed opposition to same-sex marriage by wide margins across several questions. The outcome pressured Ms. Tsaiâ€™s government into watering down some provisions in the new law.
Gay-rights activists say the law falls short of full marriage equality, though they accept it as a temporary compromise. For instance, the law grants only limited adoption rights for same-sex couples, who can only jointly adopt children biologically parented by one of the spouses....
excerpt from, "Taiwan Approves Same-Sex Marriage in First for Asia"
Romans 1:18-21 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known of God is revealed in them, for God revealed it to them. For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity, that they may be without excuse. Because knowing God, they didnâ€™t glorify him as God, and didnâ€™t give thanks, but became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless heart was darkened.
Thought there has been excellent secular arguments against queer marriages this article appeared in 2004, it's too bad the Chinese lawmakers didn't pay attention to this, or American lawmakers for that matter
https:/tinyurl.com/6z3tod. (The Secular Case Against Gay Marriage)
We hope the present Taiwanese government rethink their position, or be tossed out at the next election.
Their article that Sermon Audio pick explains quite well what happened also, so read it. Why it happened is still something of a mystery.