Compare LGBT Rights in Germany

Equality Index ?
79 / 100
Legal Index ?
95 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
64 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
71% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
80% Favor
19% Oppose
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
67% Strongly/somewhat agree
26% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
74% Support marriage or legal recognition
13% Against
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
68% Strongly/somewhat agree
26% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
34% Not much/not at all
47% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
68% Strongly/somewhat agree
21% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
56% Strongly/somewhat agree
28% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
57% Strongly/somewhat agree
28% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
53% Strongly/somewhat agree
32% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
50% Strongly/somewhat agree
35% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
64% Justifiable
13% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
90% Did not mention homosexuals
7% Mentioned homosexuals
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
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
61% Agree
19% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(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
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
51% Yes
29% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
37% Justifiable
27% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
78% Did not mention homosexuals
22% Mentioned homosexuals
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
87% Yes
11% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
62% Good place
24% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
41% Justifiable
19% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
85% Did not mention homosexuals
15% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
51% Justifiable
25% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
87% Did not mention homosexuals
13% Mentioned homosexuals
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1994
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2017
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 1981
Legal recognition of non-binary genderIntersex only
Since 2018
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 2023
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2020
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1988
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