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Most view adultery as a crime

Most view adultery as a crime

Despite efforts by local women rights' groups to promote the decriminalization of adultery in Taiwan, 79 percent of respondents to a survey released yesterday disapprove of the idea and believe that adultery should remain subject to criminal penalties.

In the case of a husband having an extra-marital sexual relationship with another woman, 43 percent of the respondents said that the married man who broke his marriage vow, rather than his mistress, should be punished.
Officials at the National Union of Taiwan Women's Associations, a co-organizer of the survey, noted that the result is in contradiction to the present situation, in which most wives opt to sue their husbands' mistresses, but not their husbands, in adultery cases.

In the case of an adult woman engaging in an affair with a married man, approximately 60 percent of the respondents said both parties should be punished.
Seventy-six percent of the respondents did not think that the affair would be proper and less than 10 percent of the respondents supported the idea of publicizing the names of those caught patronizing prostitutes.

Meanwhile, homosexual relationships are acceptable to 75 percent of the respondents, with only 25 percent opposing same-sex marriage.

Updated : 2021-10-21 03:38 GMT+08:00