President expresses best wishes for pride parade - Focus Taiwan

President expresses best wishes for pride parade

Image taken from  President Tsai Ing-wen
Image taken from President Tsai Ing-wen's (蔡英文) Facebook page

Taipei, Oct. 28 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took to Facebook Saturday to express her best wishes for the 2017 Taiwan Pride Parade, which kicked off earlier in the day.

Tsai, who was aboard a plane on an official visit to three of Taiwan's Pacific Island allies, posted a message about same-sex equality in which she noted that the Constitutional Court has cemented the country's direction toward marriage equality.

Citing the court's historic Interpretation No. 748, the president urged the government to come up with laws that abide by the Constitutional Court's ruling while simultaneously assuring unity of society.

"We will continue to do our best under the guidance of these two principles," the post reads.

Interpretation No. 748, issued May 24, rules that the prohibition of same-sex marriage in Taiwan's Civil Code violates the Constitution. The Constitutional Court gave the Legislature two years to amend existing laws or pass new ones to protect the marriage rights of same-sex couples.

The 2017 Taiwan Pride Parade attracted a record 110,000 people.

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