Compare LGBT Rights in Germany & Switzerland

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Public Opinion
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
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
90% Did not mention homosexuals
7% Mentioned homosexuals
93% Did not mention homosexuals
6% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
68% Justifiable
13% Not justifiable
66% Justifiable
13% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
61% Agree
19% 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)
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
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
87% Yes
11% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
62% Good place
24% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1969
Legal
Since 1942
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2017
Legal
Since 2021
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2011
Legal, surgery not required
Legal recognition of non-binary genderIntersex only
Since 2019
Unknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2006
Illegal
Since 1999
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2006
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1999
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2006
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1999
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2017
Legal
Since 2021
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2000
Legal
Since 1992
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (1-year deferral)
Since 2017
Banned (1-year deferral)
Since 2017
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2020
Banned
Since 2016
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1988
Equal
Since 1992
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