Lithuanians' attitudes towards family rights of the same gender couples Cover Image

Lietuvos gyventojų požiūris į tos pačios lyties porų šeimines teises
Lithuanians' attitudes towards family rights of the same gender couples

Author(s): Gediminas Navaitis, Vladas Gaidys
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Social differentiation, Family and social welfare
Published by: Vilnius University and Klaipeda University
Keywords: homosexualism; family rights of the same gender couples; a representative survey;

Summary/Abstract: A discussion about family rights of the same sex couples plays an important role in a discourse of the family’s institution future. For this reason it is important to know the public opinion (attitudes) towards these rights (right to register a family, right to adopt and educate a child for homosexuals). In October 2014, a representative survey was carried out and 1005 adult respondents were interviewed. According to this survey, majority of the population (86,3%) is against the possibility to register a marriage for homosexuals, and even more (94,8%) is against the possibility to adopt a child. More tolerant towards the rights of homosexuals is the younger generation, people having university education, living in big towns (especially in Vilnius).

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 120-126
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Lithuanian