This week, the Scottish Centre for Social Research published its findings into attitudes towards discrimination. The figures were last published in 2006.
The decline in discriminatory attitudes towards lesbian and gay people amongst the general Scottish population shown by the research is, “a step in the right direction,” according to Alan Wardle, Director of Stonewall Scotland.
“These figures are very welcome and show a substantial increase in acceptance of same sex relationships and support for marriage equality for same sex couples. However, we’re deeply concerned that 18% of people feel that gay men and lesbians are unsuitable to be primary teachers, and 31% feel the same about transgender people.”
“The number of people who believe the opposite has gone up but it shows that work remains to be done.”
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