TAIPEI (The China Post) – The Cabinet released a draft bill on same sex marriage on Feb. 21 through which President Tsai Ing-wen wants to address the many challenges raised across Taiwan over the last two years.

行政院將於21日正式提出同性婚姻相關法案,總統蔡英文表示,台灣社會在過去兩年對這個議題經過很多討論、思考,甚至有些對立、衝突。

Following the Constitutional Court ruling issued May 24, 2017 and the results the Nov. 24, 2018 referendum, the president like most people, believes, that the time is ripe for addressing this question.

大法官也做了釋憲文,人民也透過公投表達意見,她相信在很多人心裡也覺得,到了解決問題的關鍵時刻。

Tsai also pointed out people across ages, religion and social backgrounds have expressed their views on this important matter.

蔡英文指出,在這個議題上,不同的世代、信仰、價值傾向的人都有不同看法。

During such discussions, a consensus regarding people’s rights and interests has emerged, she said.

但經過這段時間社會討論,其實在權益保障上,社會是漸漸有共識。

She, therefore, argued that the question of same-sex marriage should be addressed from a legal perspective, meaning providing necessary assurance and protection (to the involved parties).

只是要以何種法律形式給予必要保障,是這階段要處理的重點。

“I believe that the Cabinet (Executive Yuan) will make the most suitable and wise decision based on the Constitutional Court ruling and the referendum,” the president said.

「我相信行政院會秉持大法官釋憲及公投的結果,一定會做出最好、最具有智慧的決定。」蔡英文說。