Compare LGBT Rights in Austria & Switzerland

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76 / 100
83 / 100
Public Opinion
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
86% Did not mention homosexuals
11% Mentioned homosexuals
93% Did not mention homosexuals
6% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
58% Justifiable
17% Not justifiable
66% Justifiable
13% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
54% Agree
26% Disagree
49% Agree
25% Disagree
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
48% Rare
46% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
34% Rare
48% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
65% Agree
30% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
57% Yes
36% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
56% Good place
28% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1971
Legal
Since 1942
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2019
Legal
Since 2021
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2009
Legal, surgery not required
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2004
Illegal
Since 1999
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2004
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1999
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2004
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1999
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2015
Legal
Since 2021
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryLegalLegal
Since 1992
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (1-year deferral)
Since 2017
Conversion therapyUnknownBanned
Since 2016
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2002
Equal
Since 1992
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