Compare LGBT Rights in Germany & Switzerland

Equality Index ?
79 / 100
69 / 100
Legal Index ?
95 / 100
78 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
64 / 100
60 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
71% Good Place
0%
76% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
80% Favor
19% Oppose
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
67% Strongly/somewhat agree
26% Strongly/somewhat disagree
58% Strongly/somewhat agree
35% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
74% Support marriage or legal recognition
13% Against
70% Support marriage or legal recognition
18% Against
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
68% Strongly/somewhat agree
26% Strongly/somewhat disagree
60% Strongly/somewhat agree
34% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
34% Not much/not at all
47% A great deal/fair amount
37% Not much/not at all
45% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
68% Strongly/somewhat agree
21% Strongly/somewhat disagree
69% Strongly/somewhat agree
24% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
56% Strongly/somewhat agree
28% Strongly/somewhat disagree
56% Strongly/somewhat agree
33% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
57% Strongly/somewhat agree
28% Strongly/somewhat disagree
60% Strongly/somewhat agree
27% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
53% Strongly/somewhat agree
32% Strongly/somewhat disagree
49% Strongly/somewhat agree
38% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
50% Strongly/somewhat agree
35% Strongly/somewhat disagree
48% Strongly/somewhat agree
41% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
64% Justifiable
13% Not justifiable
61% Justifiable
13% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
90% Did not mention homosexuals
7% Mentioned homosexuals
93% Did not mention homosexuals
6% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
81% Support
10% Against
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
69% Agree
24% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
61% Agree
19% Disagree
49% Agree
25% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(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)
56% Rare
36% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
44% Rare
31% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
86% Agree
10% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
70% Yes
17% No
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
51% Yes
29% No
48% Yes
30% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
37% Justifiable
27% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
78% Did not mention homosexuals
22% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
87% Yes
11% No
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
62% Good place
24% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
41% Justifiable
19% Not justifiable
58% Justifiable
14% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
85% Did not mention homosexuals
15% Mentioned homosexuals
89% Did not mention homosexuals
11% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
51% Justifiable
25% Not justifiable
45% Justifiable
22% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
87% Did not mention homosexuals
13% Mentioned homosexuals
81% Did not mention homosexuals
19% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
Region not surveyed
20% Justifiable
44% Not justifiable
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1994
Legal
Since 1991
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2017
Legal
Since 2022
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 1981
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2022
Legal recognition of non-binary genderIntersex only
Since 2018
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2006
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2020
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2006
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2006
No protections
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2017
Legal
Since 2021
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2000
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 1992
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2023
Legal
Since 2023
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2020
Varies by Region
Since 2023
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1988
Equal
Since 1992
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