Poll: Gay tolerance is on the rise in Lithuania

Age is said to be the most common grounds for discrimination in Lithuania, while the discrimination of homosexual individuals is falling, shows a poll carried out by Spinter Tyrimai (Spinter Surveys) for the Office for Equal Opportunities Ombudsman.

As compared with a 2007 survey, the number of persons saying they would be afraid to have a homosexual teacher for their children has dropped from 58 per cent to 42 per cent, while the percentage of those saying they would not be part of any organisation that involves homosexual members went down from 61 to 37 per cent.

Nevertheless, the number of those saying that homosexual individuals should not become Seimas members remains virtually unchanged (28 per cent and 30 per cent).

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