Compare LGBT Rights in Austria

Equality Index ?
76 / 100
Public Opinion
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
86% Did not mention homosexuals
11% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
58% Justifiable
17% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
54% Agree
26% Disagree
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
48% Rare
46% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
34% Rare
48% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
65% Agree
30% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
57% Yes
36% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
56% Good place
28% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1971
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2019
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2009
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2004
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2004
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2004
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2015
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyUnknown
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2002
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