• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Civil unions
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
  • Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
  • Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
  • Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    Ambiguous
  • Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned

Public Opinion

"Should Society Accept Homosexuality?"

Italy ranks #7 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 4, 2013)
(18%) No
Yes (74%)

History

Homosexual activity in Italy

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Current status
(since 1890)
Legal
No laws against homosexual relationships anywhere in Italy's Penal Code
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Same-sex marriage in Italy

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Current status
(since May 11, 2016)
Civil unions
Italy's parliament has backed same-sex civil unions. MPs in the lower house voted 369-193 for the government, ensuring that the civil unions bill will become law.
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1942–May 12, 2016
Unrecognized
Some symbolic civil unions are recognized in select regions though no full and meaningful recognition is given.
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Right to change legal gender in Italy

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Current status
(since Jul 23, 2015)
Legal, surgery not required
A Supreme Court decision overruled the surgery requirement to change one's legal gender.
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Apr 14, 1982–Jul 23, 2015
Legal, but requires surgery
Surgery is required
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Same-sex adoption in Italy

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Jan 1, 2016–Jul 27, 2016
Step-child adoption only
No
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since 1967)
Illegal
The couple applying for adoption must be a married, different sex couple. Custody has been granted to a same-sex parent on the basis of the "child's best interest," but this is very rare.
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LGBT discrimination in Italy

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Current status
(since Jul 9, 2003)
Illegal in some contexts
Only discrimination in workplace banned.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Italy

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Jul 9, 2003–Mar 18, 2017
Ambiguous
Only for gender identity and expression.
Sources:
No
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Current status
(since Jul 9, 2003)
No protections
Currently, only employment discrimination is in place.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Italy

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Current status
(since Jul 9, 2003)
Sexual orientation only
Discrimination protection is afforded on the grounds of sexual orientation
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Italy

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Current status
(since Dec 22, 1947)
Legal
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Equal age of consent in Italy

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Current status
Equal
Age of consent: 14
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Blood donations by MSMs in Italy

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Jan 1, 2001–Mar 17, 2017
Banned (1-year deferral)
No
Sources:
No
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Until Jan 1, 2000
Banned (indefinite deferral)
The Italian Health Minister Umberto Veronesi lifted the gay blood ban in 2001.
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Current status
Ambiguous
Ban on people who had "risky sexual behaviors". (Some cases occured of people being unable to donate just because of their homosexuality)
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Conversion therapy in Italy

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Current status
Banned
Cant change other status.
Sources:
No
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Current status
Not banned
No
Sources:
No
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