Survey: Almost one-third of Lithuanians are in favour of civil union for same-sex couples

A poll, commissioned by the Office of Equal Opportunities Ombudsman, reveals discriminatory attitudes towards different social groups in Lithuania, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, Lithuanian Gay League has reported.

About one-fourth of the respondents (22 per cent) indicated that they personally know a homosexual person, and 52 per cent think that homosexual individuals should enjoy equal opportunities and the same conditions in labour market as their heterosexual colleagues. This opinion is widely shared by women and with higher incomes.

Nevertheless, the survey also shows that stereotypes and taboos over lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals still predominate in the Lithuanian society.