Compare LGBT Rights in Estonia & Latvia

Equality Index ?
56 / 100
49 / 100
Public Opinion
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
59% Did not mention homosexuals
36% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
19% Justifiable
50% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
23% Agree
48% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
44% Rare
34% Widespread
43% Rare
30% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
40% Rare
24% Widespread
43% Rare
20% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
49% Agree
44% Disagree
25% Agree
68% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
51% Yes
32% No
42% Yes
42% No
Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
23% Favor
71% Oppose
16% Favor
77% Oppose
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2016, Eastern/Central Europe)
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
31% Yes
62% No
19% Yes
70% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
27% Good place
41% Not a good place
20% Good place
45% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1992
Legal
Since 1992
Same-sex marriageOther type of partnership
Since 2014
Not legal
Since 2005
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 1999
Unknown
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2009
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2006
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2009
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2006
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2009
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2006
Same-sex adoptionStep-child adoption only
Since 2017
Single only
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryLegalLegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2017
Not banned
Since 2017
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2002
Equal
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