Same-sex marriage support still up substantially since 2018: survey

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5/22/22

As Taiwan approaches the third anniversary of its legalization of same-sex marriage on May 24, support for the right of gay couples to wed has risen to 60.9 percent, still up substantially from four years earlier, according to the results of a new survey released Sunday. In a press release, the Gender Equality Committee of the Executive Yuan announced the results of a May 4-6 survey it conducted on the Taiwan public’s attitudes toward issues relating to the LGBT community, as well as on gender and family topics. The survey found that 60.9 percent of respondents supported the right of same-sex couples to marry, up 0.5 percentage points from last year’s survey and up 23.5 percentage points from the 37.4 percent who supported that right in 2018. Meanwhile, 71 percent of respondents said same-sex married couples should have the right to adopt children, while 71.8 percent agreed that same-sex couples can raise children just as well as opposite-sex couples, the results showed. The survey results also revealed growing understanding and acceptance of transgender people in Taiwanese society.

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