One of the main contenders in the upcoming Taiwanese presidential election has made a strong pledge on LGBTI rights.

“We need to work harder to defend the human rights of all sexual minority groups,” Democratic Progressive Party candidate Tsai Ing-wen told The Taipei Times after her sexual identity was questioned.

“There is nothing wrong with any sexual orientation or marital status, and no one has the right to question others.”

A bill to legalise same-sex marriage in Taiwan was drafted in 2003 but the legislature took no action on it.

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