Compare LGBT Rights in France

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
74% Support
7% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
62% Agree
29% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
92% Did not mention homosexuals
8% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
51% Justifiable
18% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
63% Agree
15% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
86% Yes
11% No
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
21% Rare
73% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
26% Rare
57% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
85% Agree
11% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
72% Yes
19% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
77% Yes
22% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
59% Good place
14% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1791
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2013
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
Since 2016
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2004
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2012
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1989
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2013
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryLegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (3-month deferral)
Since 2020
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2021
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1982
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