• Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
  • Marriage
    ✔ Legal
  • Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
  • Adoption
    ✔ Legal
  • Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
  • Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Military
    ✔ Legal
  • Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
  • Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
  • Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous

History

Homosexual activity in Sweden

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Current status
(since Jul 1, 1944)
Legal
Homosexual activity has been legal in Sweden since 1944.
Added by PaulBrierley  ·  11 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Sweden

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Current status
(since May 1, 2009)
Legal
Sweden becomes the seventh country to legalize same-sex marriage.
Added by PaulBrierley  ·  10 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Jan 1, 1995–May 1, 2009
Civil unions
Added by PaulBrierley  ·  8 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Right to change legal gender in Sweden

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Current status
(since Jul 1, 1972)
Legal, but requires surgery
Added by PaulBrierley  ·  7 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Jul 1, 1972–Sep 5, 2017
Legal, but requires surgery
See article below.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex adoption in Sweden

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Current status
(since Jun 6, 2002)
Legal
Added by vviet93  ·  7 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT discrimination in Sweden

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2009)
Illegal
Even though the act does state a finite list of areas in which patrons are protected, these finite list virtually covers all aspects of life.
Added by vviet93  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in Sweden

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1999)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Employment discimination due to sexual orientation (1999), change of legal gender (1996), crossgender identity and expression (2009) are illegal.
Sources:
Diskrimineringslag (2008:567) § 4, riksdagen.se/sv/Dokument-La…
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LGBT housing discrimination in Sweden

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2009)
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Housing discimination due to sexual orientation, change of legal gender, crossgender identity and expression are illegal. (I am unsure if it was illegal due to legal gender change and sexual orientation before 2009.)
Sources:
Diskrimineringslag (2008:567) kap 2, §§ 12 riksdagen.se/sv/Dokument-La…
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Sweden

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 2009)
Legal
Protection against discrimination in the Swedish Armed Forces is explicitly stated.

In 2015, Sweden even ran a campaign encouraging LGBT people to serve openly. The campaign featured a poster of an individual in camouflage with a rainbow flag badge on her arm, with the headline, "some things you should not have to camouflage."

The poster read, "Equality is an essential ingredient in a democracy. In the military, we treat them with respect and see the differences of others as a fortress. We are an inclusive organisation where all the people who serve and contribute feel welcome and respected."
Added by vviet93  ·  9 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Sweden

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Current status
(since Jan 1, 1978)
Equal
Age of consent are 15 regardless of sexual orientation.
Sources:
Brottsbalk (1962:700) kap 6 §§ 4-10,14
Added by Lisa  ·  10 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Sweden

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Current status
(since Sep 19, 2013)
Banned (1-year deferral)
Not all clinics/hospitals follow this law.
Added by swehunter2000  ·  5 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Sweden

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Jan 1, 2017–Sep 9, 2017
Not banned
No
Sources:
No
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log
Current status
Ambiguous
No law prohibits nor promotes this kind of clinics.
Sources:
Could not find a law against it, nor a clinic that performs it.
Added by swehunter2000  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log



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