Compare LGBT Rights in Bulgaria & Romania

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51 / 100
49 / 100
Public Opinion
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
31% Did not mention homosexuals
60% Mentioned homosexuals
43% Did not mention homosexuals
54% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
7% Justifiable
66% Not justifiable
7% Justifiable
75% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
10% Agree
60% Disagree
10% Agree
61% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
32% Yes
48% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
45% Rare
29% Widespread
41% Rare
45% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
40% Rare
23% Widespread
47% Rare
34% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
20% Agree
71% Disagree
29% Agree
63% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
12% Yes
60% No
20% Yes
66% No
Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
18% Favor
79% Oppose
26% Favor
74% Oppose
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2016, Eastern/Central Europe)
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
31% Yes
61% No
12% Yes
85% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
27% Good place
34% Not a good place
19% Good place
52% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1968
Legal
Since 2001
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1991
Unrecognized
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Since 2001
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, but requires surgery
Since 1996
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
Illegal
Since 2002
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation only
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2002
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2017
Unknown
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2004
Legal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyAmbiguousNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2002
Equal
Since 2000
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