Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Taiwan Public's Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage

From Focus Taiwan News Channel:

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.

A May 4-6 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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