Hong Kong: 60% support legal protections for LGBT people
A new report has found that a majority of people in Hong Kong “hold generally favorable views of gays and lesbians.”
In the new paper, published by the Centre for Comparative and Public Law at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), 60% of the population said they agreed with ordinance that plans to outlaw anti-gay discrimination.
The report said: “Our survey found that a majority of Hong Kong people hold generally favorable views of gays and lesbians, and a majority support enacting legislation to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation.
“Only 20% of the public said that they disagree with such legislation.”
83% of respondents said parents should love their children regardless of sexual orientation.
The analysis was based on a random sample of 410 people aged 18 and over living in Hong Kong, who were surveyed via telephone last year.