Compare LGBT Rights in Germany

Equality Index ?
84 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
81% Support
10% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
69% Agree
24% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
90% Did not mention homosexuals
7% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
68% Justifiable
13% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
61% Agree
19% 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)
56% Rare
36% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
44% Rare
31% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
86% Agree
10% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
70% Yes
17% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
87% Yes
11% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
62% Good place
24% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1994
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2017
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2011
Legal recognition of non-binary genderIntersex only
Since 2019
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2006
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2006
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2006
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2017
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2000
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2021
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2020
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1988
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