Compare LGBT Rights in Australia & United States

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
74 / 100
Legal Index ?
90 / 100
86 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
64 / 100
62 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1997
Legal
Since 2003
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2017
Legal
Since 2015
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipVaries by Region
Since 2021
Right to change legal genderVaries by Region
Since 2017
Varies by Region
Since 2016
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Varies by Region
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2011
Recognized
Since 2022
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 1986
Varies by Region
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2020
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1997
Varies by Region
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2018
Legal
Since 2017
Intersex infant surgeryVaries by Region
Since 2023
Varies by Region
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1992
Legal
Since 2021
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2021
Legal
Since 2023
Conversion therapyVaries by RegionVaries by Region
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2016
Equal
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