公投倒數
公投倒數
In May 2017, Taiwanese grand justices announced Constitutional Interpretation No. 748, in which they ruled it unconstitutional for the government not to allow same-sex couples to enter a marital union, and demanded the executive and legislative to modify the corresponding laws to recognize the legality of same-sex marriage.

In response to this ruling, opponents of same-sex marriage and conservative groups petitioned for a referendum. The so-called “Vote to Family” referendum includes three questions, with the main purposes of excluding same-sex couples from the definition of marriage stated in the Civil Code and removing LGBTQ-related contents from the national curricula for gender education, which was brought to life by the Gender Equity Education Act enacted in 2004.
Press Release

The “Vote to Family” referendum proposed by the anti-marriage-equality conservative groups covers three parts:

NO

Do you agree that the definition of marriage stated in the existing Civil Code should be limited to the union between a man and a woman?

NO

Do you agree that the right of two individuals of the same sex to enter a permanent, legally recognized relationship should be protected by legal forms other than the Civil Code?

NO

Do you agree that during elementary and junior high schools (the period of obligatory education), the Ministry of Education as well as all levels of schools should not provide LGBTQ-related curricula for students, as regulated by the Enforcement Rules for the Gender Equity Education Act?

Why should we vote NO in the referendum?

The so-called “Vote to Family” referendum is claimed to be fighting for the purpose of protecting families and traditional values, but in fact, its true goals are to deny same-sex couples the right to marry and to hinder children and teenagers from learning about and respecting differences and diversities. For the wellbeing of our future generations, for tolerance and inclusion, for a broader definition of love, please join us and vote NO on November 24th!
Say NO to regression

Say NO to regression

Constitutional Interpretation No. 748 has made Taiwan the country in Asia that is most likely to achieve marriage equality. If we exclude same-sex couples from the definition of marriage, it will be a big step back in terms of equal rights. Vote No, reject regression.
Say No to discrimination

Say No to discrimination

Modifying the current Civil Code to grant every citizen the right to marry and form a family is the easiest path, while passing a special law is not only time consuming but also enables exclusion and discrimination. Vote No, reject discrimination.
Say No to harm

Say No to harm

Only by providing our children accurate and diverse gender-friendly knowledge, helping them to learn about and respect LGBTQ, could we prevent campus bullying and those physical and emotional harms done to LGBTQ youth while they grow up. Vote NO, reject harms.