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調查顯示 大多數同志希望婚姻權合法化
TAIWAN NEWS財經文化週刊2006/2/15
Survey finds most homosexuals want marriage rights legalized
調查顯示 大多數同志希望婚姻權合法化

2006-02-15 / Central News Agency / Translated by Jessie Liu
翻譯:劉婉瑀

The majority of homosexuals in Taiwan want same-sex marriage to be legalized and hope their relationships will one day be protected by law like heterosexuals, the results of an online survey released by a gay rights advocacy group on the eve of Valentine's day showed.
根據一項由同性戀權利團體組織在情人節前夕公佈的線上調查結果顯示,台灣大多數的同性戀希望同性婚姻合法化,並且他們的關係能像異性戀一樣受到法律保護。

The survey, conducted by Taiwan Tongzhi (Homosexuals) Hotline Association (TTHA), showed 89 percent of homosexuals in the survey wanted same-sex marriage to be legalized in Taiwan, with 57 percent of respondents saying they would marry once same-sex marriage is legalized.
這項由台灣同志(意指同性戀)諮詢熱線(TTHA)所做的調查顯示,台灣八成九的同性戀希望同性婚姻合法化,五成七的受訪者表示一旦同性婚姻合法化便會結婚。

“Only a handful of countries have legalized same-sex marriages, including Canada, Spain, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands and some states in the U.S. We hope Taiwan will join the list soon,”said Cheng Chi-wei, TTHA's director of social work.
TTHA社工主任鄭智偉表示:「只有少數國家的同性婚姻是合法的,包括加拿大 西班牙、丹麥、比利時、荷蘭以及美國某些州,我們希望台灣也能盡快成為其中之一。」

A large majority of respondents 81 percent said same-sex marriage should be legalized because“it is a civil right.”And 90 percent of those polled who wanted to marry said they wanted to be protected by the law and have the same income tax benefits and health insurance coverage as heterosexual couples.
絕大部分的受訪者(八成一)表示同性婚姻應合法化,因為「這是公民權利」,調查中,想結婚者有九成的人希望受到法律保護並且像異性戀夫妻一樣擁有相同的減稅福利與健康保險。

However, only 37 percent of respondents wanted to have children. Thirty percent responded that they did not want to have children while 37 percent said they were unsure.
然而,只有三成七的受訪者想要有小孩,三成的人表示不想要小孩,三成七表示不確定。

There were 300 participants in the online survey, with 47 percent identifying themselves as gay, 28 percent as lesbian, 14 as bisexual and 11 percent as transsexual.
這項線上調查有三百名受訪者,四成七的人表示自己是男同志,二成八為女同志,一成四為雙性戀,而一成一為變性者。

In 1998, the TTHA became the first registered LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual) association in Taiwan, and was created as a source of support for gays and lesbians. TTHA於1998年成為台灣第一個正式的LGBT(女同志、男同志、雙性戀與變性者)協會,此協會是為了幫助男女同志而創辦。