Compare LGBT Rights in Australia & Finland

Equality Index ?
79 / 100
80 / 100
Legal Index ?
93 / 100
90 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
64 / 100
69 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1997
Legal
Since 1971
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2017
Legal
Since 2017
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderVaries by Region
Since 2017
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2023
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2011
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 1986
Illegal
Since 2004
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2004
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1997
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2004
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2018
Legal
Since 2017
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1992
Legal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2021
Legal
Since 2023
Conversion therapyVaries by RegionNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2016
Equal
Since 1999
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
87% Good Place
0%
83% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
75% Favor
23% Oppose
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
71% Strongly/somewhat agree
23% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
79% Support marriage or legal recognition
11% Against
Region not surveyed
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
74% Strongly/somewhat agree
20% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
22% Not much/not at all
62% A great deal/fair amount
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
79% Strongly/somewhat agree
14% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
57% Strongly/somewhat agree
32% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
53% Strongly/somewhat agree
32% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
52% Strongly/somewhat agree
35% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
45% Strongly/somewhat agree
42% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
58% Justifiable
15% Not justifiable
59% Justifiable
18% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
88% Did not mention homosexuals
12% Mentioned homosexuals
88% Did not mention homosexuals
12% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
76% Support
13% Against
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
71% Agree
21% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
55% Agree
20% Disagree
53% Agree
24% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
81% Yes
14% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
53% Rare
42% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
38% Rare
45% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
79% Agree
17% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
68% Yes
22% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
56% Yes
26% No
Region not surveyed
Support for gender-affirming surgery
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, July-August 2016)
73% Support
14% Oppose
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
42% Yes
38% No
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
51% Justifiable
18% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
87% Did not mention homosexuals
13% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
79% Yes
18% No
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
72% Good place
10% Not a good place
65% Good place
21% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
35% Justifiable
29% Not justifiable
42% Justifiable
30% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
79% Did not mention homosexuals
21% Mentioned homosexuals
78% Did not mention homosexuals
22% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
22% Justifiable
40% Not justifiable
26% Justifiable
46% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
75% Did not mention homosexuals
25% Mentioned homosexuals
70% Did not mention homosexuals
30% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1981-1984)
15% Justifiable
50% Not justifiable
15% Justifiable
60% Not justifiable
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