Most Taiwanese support same-sex marriage two years after legalization: survey

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05/23/2021

A government survey released on Sunday shows that Taiwanese people’s acceptance of same-sex marriage has significantly increased to 60.4 percent in 2021 from 37.4 percent in 2018 before the country legalized same-sex marriage. The survey conducted by the Department of Gender Quality (DGE) under the Executive Yuan was released a day before the second anniversary of a law on marriage equality taking effect in the country on May 24, 2019. According to the DGE, a total of 5,871 same-sex couples had registered marriages in Taiwan as of April 2021, since the country became the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriages in May 2019. The DGE survey also showed 67.2 percent of respondents agree that same-sex couples should have the right to adopt children while another 72.2 percent of Taiwanese believe homosexual couples can be as good parents as their heterosexual counterparts. The results show Taiwan society has made great strides toward embracing marriage equality, it said.

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