Compare LGBT Rights in France & Switzerland

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75 / 100
79 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
74% Support
7% Against
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
62% Agree
29% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
92% Did not mention homosexuals
8% Mentioned homosexuals
93% Did not mention homosexuals
6% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
51% Justifiable
18% Not justifiable
66% Justifiable
13% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
63% Agree
15% Disagree
49% Agree
25% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
86% Yes
11% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
21% Rare
73% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
26% Rare
57% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
85% Agree
11% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
72% Yes
19% No
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
77% Yes
22% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
59% Good place
14% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1791
Legal
Since 1942
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2013
Civil unions
Since 2007
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not requiredLegal, surgery not required
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
Since 2016
Unknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2004
Illegal
Since 1999
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2012
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1999
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1989
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1999
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2013
Step-child adoption only
Since 2018
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryLegalLegal
Since 1992
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (3-month deferral)
Since 2020
Banned (1-year deferral)
Since 2017
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Banned
Since 2016
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1982
Equal
Since 1992
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