A majority of Taiwanese support the legalization of gay marriage.
According to Taiwan
News, a poll paid for by the Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil
Partnership Rights (TAPCPR) found that 53 percent of the public
supports marriage equality, while 37 percent remain opposed. Support
has more than doubled in the past decade, the group said.
The results were presented at a news conference. TAPCPR
Secretary-General Chien Chih-chieh also announced that the group
would sponsor a wedding banquet in front of the Presidential Office
Building on September 7 to raise awareness for marriage equality.
The organization said it hopes to host 1,000 people at the symbolic
wedding banquet to be held on Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei.
Other survey findings included wide support for gay nuptials (78%)
among people in their twenties.
Opposition was greatest among Catholics and Protestants – which
account for only 6 percent of Taiwan's population – with average
support among those groups at 25 percent.