Candidate James Soong Chu-yu said that if he had an LGBT child he would treat them with nothing but “empathy, tolerance and respect.” The chairman of the People First Party – who is currently second in the polls – was asked what he would do if he had a gay or trans child in a Facebook question and answer session with voters.
In the latest polls, Soong is second with 17% of the vote, behind the Democratic Progressive Party’s Tsai Ing-wen, who has also spoken out for LGBT rights.
Last year, an online poll revealed that 68% of the Taiwanese population supported same-sex marriage. Taiwan’s LGBT community have been campaigning for same-sex unions for years.
In July, thousands of supporters flooded the streets of Taipei in a bid to urge the government to change the country’s stance on gay marriage. Protesters waved rainbow flags, lit candles and shouted “gay votes are still votes”. Read More via PinkNews