Compare LGBT Rights in Iceland

Equality Index ?
50 / 100
Legal Index ?
14 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
87 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
87% Good Place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
82% Justifiable
4% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
94% Did not mention homosexuals
2% Mentioned homosexuals
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
82% Agree
6% Disagree
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
82% Good place
4% Not a good place
Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1940
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 2010
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
Since 2019
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1996
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Since 2006
Serving openly in militaryN/A
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (3-month deferral)
Since 2022
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Equal age of consentEqual
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