Main | Tuesday, August 20, 2013

TAIWAN: 53% Back Marriage

A new poll out of Taiwan shows 53% support same-sex marriage. In 2003 the government proposed legalizing same-sex marriage but backed down after facing opposition from legislators.  More from the poll:
Younger highly educated people without a clear religious background were the most likely to support legal marriage or to change a previous negative attitude, Chien said. Of respondents between the ages of 20 and 29, 78 percent approved of gay marriage, of those with a university degree, more than 70 percent did, and of people without any religious affiliation, 58 percent did, the survey showed. Catholics and Protestants only registered an average support level of 25 percent for gay marriage, while the figure stood at 55 percent for non-religious people, Buddhists and Taoists, according to the polling data.
An activist group plans to hold a mass symbolic wedding outside the president's office building on September 7th.  (Via JMG reader Sarah)

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