In a major decision, the voters in Taiwan backed anti-gay marriage referendums.
The move has been criticized by the LGBT activists, who termed it to be a major blow to the island’s reputation.
It need be mentioned that the Taiwan’s top court had legalised same-sex marriage in May 2017.
It had ruled back then that te decision be brought in within two years.
But it is also to be noted that the government has made little progress in the face of opposition from conservative groups.
A referendum on whether marriage should only be recognised as between a man and a woman in Taiwan’s Civil Code won more than seven million votes.
The conservative group also beat gay rights activists on competing referendums about whether LGBT issues should be compulsory on the school curriculum.
The government for now has made clear the referendum results will not impact the court’s original decision to legalise gay marriage.
But the LGBT activists claim that their newly won rights will be weakened in view of this referendum.>