Compare LGBT Rights in Estonia & Lithuania

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57 / 100
52 / 100
Public Opinion
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
59% Did not mention homosexuals
36% Mentioned homosexuals
36% Did not mention homosexuals
58% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
19% Justifiable
50% Not justifiable
9% Justifiable
65% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
23% Agree
48% Disagree
8% Agree
67% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
Region not surveyed
28% Yes
45% No
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
44% Rare
34% Widespread
36% Rare
50% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
40% Rare
24% Widespread
37% Rare
36% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
49% Agree
44% Disagree
35% Agree
59% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
51% Yes
32% No
39% Yes
47% No
Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
23% Favor
71% Oppose
12% Favor
85% Oppose
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2016, Eastern/Central Europe)
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
31% Yes
62% No
22% Yes
69% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
27% Good place
41% Not a good place
20% Good place
48% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1992
Legal
Since 1993
Same-sex marriageCivil unions
Since 2016
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipUnknown
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 1999
Legal, surgery not required
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2009
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2009
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2009
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2005
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2009
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2005
Same-sex adoptionStep-child adoption only
Since 2017
Single only
Serving openly in militaryLegalLegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2017
Not banned
Since 2015
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2002
Equal
Since 2004
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