"This should be done to ensure that the state government remains an open government," he added.
State Opposition leader Datuk Jahara Hamid (BN–Telok Ayer Tawar) questioned the need for such a committee. "With such a committee, is the state supporting same sex marriage as well?" she asked.
State Women, Family and Community Development Committee chairman Chong Eng (DAP–Padang Lalang) replied that although this is a sensitive matter for Muslims, nevertheless it will address the rights of a minority group.