LGBT activists in Taiwan now fear their newly won rights under the court ruling are under threat. Voters in Taiwan backed anti-gay marriage referendums Saturday in what LGBT activists said was a major blow to the island's reputation as a rights trailblazer. Courts will still consider local marriage-licensing offices in violation of the law if they refuse same-sex couples until Maya Ministry of Justice spokesperson said last week. Over the weekend, Taiwan went under a historic act. Tsai told reporters that she would take "complete responsibility" for the defeat as she resigned as chair of the party. That's not the only record they're breaking; they are on track to become the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. They were actually expected to be the first in Asia to effectively legalize same-sex marriage.
We still have a long way to go.
Over the weekend, Taiwan went under a historic act. I really hope not. The Taipei mayoral seat is still to be announced. Jennifer Lu, a spokesperson for Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan, said they were saddened by what she described as the "absurd referendums" and blamed government "incompetence" for allowing the votes to go ahead. Although the government has clearly stated that the referendum results will not impact the court's original decision to legalise gay marriage, LGBT campaigners worry that their newly won rights will be weakened.
The DPP, which had 13 seats, won only six and lost its traditional stronghold in Kaohsiung city for the first time in 20 years. The court said its ruling must be implemented within two years, but the government made little progress in the face of opposition from conservative groups. If you're not sure how to activate it, please refer to this site: According to the group, three gay people committed suicide after the referendum result, while more than a dozen have attempted suicide or self-harmed. Opposition to same-sex marriage crested after the court ruling.