同婚專法闖關成功 五月可望完成立法 | Same-sex marriage expected to be legalized in May

TAIPEI (The China Post) – The cabinet’s draft bill on same-sex marriage, “The Enforcement Act of Judicial Yuan Interpretation No. 748,” made it to the Legislative Yuan on March 5 and could be legalized at the end of May.

行政院版《司法院釋字第748號解釋施行法》同婚專法草案,昨(5)日在立法院闖關成功,同婚專法可望於5月底完成立法。

The Legislative Yuan changed the day’s meeting agenda into a one-time sitting, in an attempt to send the special law of the 64th case along with the version from New Power Party (NPP) into the sittings.

立法院將今天的院會議程,變更為一次會,企圖讓第64案的同婚專法,能與時代力量版本一併送進院會。

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) mobilized its lawmakers and the Legislature voted 59-24, successfully pushing through the bill.

在民進黨團動員下,最後以59比24闖關成功。

Just when the vice president of the Legislative Yuan Tsai Chi-Chang was making the announcements on the 64th case, legislators from Kuomintang and People First Party stood out to protest with signs.

在立法院副院長蔡其昌主持報告事項到64案時,國親兩黨立委紛紛站出。

The signs said: “Complete Legislative Procedures, Oppose the Second Reading” and the legislators also shouted the phrase out loud.

手拿「完備立法程序,反對逕付二讀」牌示,高喊「完備立法程序,反對逕付二讀」。

Nevertheless, only 88 members from the two opposing parties came out to vote and the other 25 members did not show up.

不過,國親兩黨似乎並沒有全力動員,今天到場投票的人數僅88人,將近25位立委未出席。

Under such circumstances, the two parties proposed sending the draft law back to the Procedure Committee, of which the proposal was voted against 23-66.

國親在人數不足下,兩黨提案將同婚專法退回程序委員會重新處理,經表決以23比66遭敗北。

The sitting soon went on passing the bill that DPP proposed to a second reading.

隨後院會即處理民進黨提案婚專法逕付二讀案。