Compare LGBT Rights in Iceland & Norway

Equality Index ?
92 / 100
89 / 100
Legal Index ?
97 / 100
93 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
87 / 100
85 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
87% Good Place
0%
90% Good Place
0%
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
82% Justifiable
4% Not justifiable
76% Justifiable
10% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
94% Did not mention homosexuals
2% Mentioned homosexuals
96% Did not mention homosexuals
3% Mentioned homosexuals
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
82% Agree
6% Disagree
70% Agree
16% Disagree
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
82% Good place
4% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
66% Justifiable
11% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
94% Did not mention homosexuals
6% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
40% Justifiable
34% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
86% Did not mention homosexuals
14% Mentioned homosexuals
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1940
Legal
Since 1972
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2010
Legal
Since 2009
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2019
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2016
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2019
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegalIllegal
Since 1981
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1996
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1981
LGBT housing discriminationAmbiguousSexual orientation and gender identity
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Legal
Since 2009
Serving openly in militaryN/ALegal
Since 2001
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2022
Legal
Since 2024
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Banned
Since 2023
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 1972
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