Compare LGBT Rights in Estonia

Equality Index ?
57 / 100
Public Opinion
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
59% Did not mention homosexuals
36% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
19% Justifiable
50% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
23% Agree
48% Disagree
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
44% Rare
34% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
40% Rare
24% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
49% Agree
44% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
51% Yes
32% No
Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
23% Favor
71% Oppose
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2016, Eastern/Central Europe)
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
31% Yes
62% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
27% Good place
41% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1992
Same-sex marriageCivil unions
Since 2016
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 1999
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2009
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2009
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2009
Same-sex adoptionStep-child adoption only
Since 2017
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2017
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2002
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