Serbia is ready for the law on a same-sex union which is in the process of preparation, says Civil Rights Defenders. A public opinion poll shows strong support for LGBTI+ rights in the country!
Support for same-sex "marriage" remains at a low level, but when broken down into the individual rights that the same-sex union would regulate, most respondents have a favourable view towards LGBTI+ rights. For instance, 73% of the respondents support the right of LGBTI+ people to visit their partner in hospital or prison.
The main takeaways of the poll are:
80% of citizens believe LGBTI+ persons should have at least some rights anticipated to be regulated by the Law on Same-Sex Union.
Support is significantly higher among younger and university-educated respondents from Belgrade and Vojvodina.
Attitudes towards almost all issues related to the LGBTI+ community have improved in Serbia over the past 5 years.
However, homophobia is still prevalent (57% believe homosexuality is a disease).
Over 2/3 of the respondents believe peaceful pride marches should be allowed to take place in Belgrade.
Here are the results of the study: