80% of homosexuals would like to get married: survey


TAIPEI–More than 80 percent of homosexuals in Taiwan want to maintain a monogamous relationship and get married, according to a survey released by Taiwan AIDS Foundation on yesterday.

About 84 percent of lesbians and gay men see their ideal relationship as “long-term, stable and exclusive,” the poll found.

Furthermore, 82 percent of the respondents said they would consider tying the knot with their partners if same sex marriage was legalized in Taiwan.

The poll found that despite the desire for permanent unions, only 39 percent of gay people in Taiwan are in a relationship that has lasted for more than a year. According to 38 percent of the respondents, their relationships typically last between one month and a year.

“The expectations of gays and lesbians are no different from those of heterosexuals when it comes to love,” said Tone Lee, manager of a gay website.