With all three conservative referendums passing the threshold of 25 per cent of eligible voters, under referendum law the government must take steps to reflect the result. The Taipei mayoral seat is still to be announced. Although the government has made clear the referendum results will not impact the court's original decision to legalise gay marriage, pro-gay campaigners worry that their newly won rights will be weakened. The Taipei mayoral seat is still to be announced. Beijing has denied the allegations. And what does it take to bring about real national progress? Part of a series on.
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Jennifer Lu, a spokeswoman for Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan, said they were saddened by what she described as the "absurd referendums" and blamed government "incompetence" for allowing the anti-gay marriage votes to go ahead. Opposition to same-sex marriage crested after the court ruling. This is the story of the movement that transformed a nation, and the campaign that led to victory: Lesbiangaybisexualand transgender LGBT topics. Personal Data Protection Statement. Gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei arrives to cast his vote for the local elections and a referendum on same-sex marriage, in Taipei.
Ruling party lawmakers backed by president Tsai Ing-wen had proposed legalising same-sex marriage in latebut put aside their ideas to await the court hearing. The losses included one of its most steadfast strongholds, the southern city of Kaohsiung. Ahead of the vote, Tsai and DPP officials repeatedly accused China of meddling in the lead-up to the elections by operating a "fake news" campaign. Huge victory in Taiwan. Marriage is too important to abandon! Tsai and her Democratic Progressive Party DPP have faced a mounting backlash over domestic reforms as well as concerns about deteriorating ties with China, which still sees self-ruling Taiwan as part of its territory to be reunified.