Attitudes to same-sex relationships around the world | The Economist


Attitudes to same-sex relationships around the world
Published on The Economist

ILGA will share articles from The Economist ahead of its Pride and Prejudice event throughout spring 2018. Excerpts shared with kind permission of the publisher

IN THE West, few civil-rights movements have prevailed so quickly and comprehensively as the campaign for gay rights. In America, support for same-sex marriage has shot up from 27% to 64% since 1996—faster than the rise in acceptance of interracial marriage beginning in the late 1960s. Ireland has gone from having few openly gay public figures to legalising gay marriage and having a gay prime minister.

But what about the rest of the world? How do Chinese or Peruvian people feel about gay rights? For that matter, what about the inhabitants of Angola? The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) has released some numbers that provide a tantalising hint, if not much more than that.

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