(Ling Media/Taipei Report) People’s Party presidential candidate Ke Wenzhe gave a speech at Kaohsiung University yesterday (6th). A student asked him about Ke’s changing stance on the issue of same-sex marriage in recent years. “Are you afraid to bear the consequences of marriage equality?” Ke said that he never opposed it, but questioned whether the students had read too much about the “Three People’s Self”. However, netizens found that Ke had made four statements about same-sex marriage in the past year, which were obviously inconsistent. Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Lai Qingde also criticized today that Ko Wenzhe has always changed when faced with problems. His attitude towards same-sex marriage is the same, and he is the same towards many things.
Ke Wenzhe attended a political exchange speech at Kaohsiung University yesterday and accepted questions from students. A student asked a question in text, titled “You expressed your support for marriage equality on your campaign website in 2014; in 2019, you stated that you voted against the marriage equality referendum. Although you voted against it, you allowed 125,000 people to march on the streets; In 2030, he changed his mind and voted to waste his vote. This year he expressed his support for marriage equality, but due to his schedule, he was unable to attend the Taiwan Gay and Lesbian Parade. As a result, he said that he was “unafraid to bear the consequences of supporting marriage equality.” His stance keeps changing. What should young people do? Do you believe you are a candidate who will stick to your values?”
Ko Wenzhe said with a slightly unhappy tone, “Who is asking? A straight shot!” Ko said that in 2019, this was what he said at the time. The referendum did not pass, and two-thirds were against it, but we asked it to hold a gay parade in Taipei. , “I didn’t say that I voted against it. You’ve read too much about the Three People’s Liberation Army.” Ke also said that it was one thing that he did not participate in the gay parade this year, but Lai Qingde had never participated in the gay parade because it was planned to be held this year. It came out only after the election.
Some netizens dug up Ke Wenzhe’s previous statements and slapped him in the face. In 2014, when he was running for mayor, he held up a “Free Love, Marriage Equality” sign to express his support for same-sex marriage. After the passage of same-sex marriage in 2019, Ke Wenzhe said during his visit to the United States, ” The LGBT issue was not discussed in this referendum in Taipei. I voted against you when I voted, but I allowed 125,000 people to take to the streets to march.” Then in 2020, Ko said on Facebook, “On gay issues , I voted invalid.” Yesterday, Ke Wenzhe once again changed his words and said, “I never said I voted against it.”
In this regard, Lai Qingde said in an interview today that the more people in the society know about Ke Wenzhe, the more they know that Ke Wenzhe has always changed when it comes to problems. His attitude towards same-sex marriage is the same, and it is the same for many other things. This is what everyone knows. It’s all very clear.
The Xingping Department of the DPP pointed out, did Ke Wenzhe vote “against”? Or “waste ticket”? There is only one truth, but everything must be covered. Apart from once again highlighting Ke Wenzhe’s habitual lying, it obviously has no core value at all. For a long time, Ko Wenzhe has always been repetitive and vague on gay and sexual equality issues such as marriage equality and gender equality education. When he was elected mayor, he said that he supported marriage equality. Now when he is running for the president, he actually says that he ” “I never said I would vote against it.” Obviously, he did not dare to openly say that he opposed marriage equality and gay education, but he did not want to give up the political dividend of being the first gay marriage legislation in Asia.
The DPP’s Sexuality Department also called on Ke Wenzhe to have the courage to admit that he was against same-sex marriage back then. In Taiwan, where freedom of speech exists, it is not difficult to express one’s stance, and it is not shameful to admit that one has been against same-sex marriage.
Ling Media’s original website: Ridiculed by Bao Paiwang!Ko Wenzhe choked a student for same-sex marriage, “I didn’t say I voted against it,” but was caught and changed his story 4 times in 9 years