Compare LGBT Rights in Austria & Germany

Equality Index ?
73 / 100
83 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
81% Support
10% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
69% Agree
24% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
86% Did not mention homosexuals
11% Mentioned homosexuals
90% Did not mention homosexuals
7% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
58% Justifiable
17% Not justifiable
68% Justifiable
13% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
54% Agree
26% Disagree
61% Agree
19% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
Region not surveyed
86% Yes
11% No
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
48% Rare
46% Widespread
56% Rare
36% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
34% Rare
48% Widespread
44% Rare
31% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
65% Agree
30% Disagree
86% Agree
10% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
57% Yes
36% No
70% Yes
17% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
87% Yes
11% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
56% Good place
28% Not a good place
62% Good place
24% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1971
Legal
Since 1994
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2019
Legal
Since 2017
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2009
Legal, surgery not required
Since 2011
Legal recognition of non-binary genderIntersex only
Since 2018
Intersex only
Since 2019
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2004
Illegal
Since 2006
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2004
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2006
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2004
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2006
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2015
Legal
Since 2017
Serving openly in militaryLegalLegal
Since 2000
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (3-month deferral)
Since 2021
Conversion therapyNot bannedBanned
Since 2020
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2002
Equal
Since 1988
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