Compare LGBT Rights in Iceland & Sweden

Equality Index ?
90 / 100
83 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
89% Support
3% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
79% Agree
17% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
94% Did not mention homosexuals
2% Mentioned homosexuals
96% Did not mention homosexuals
2% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
85% Justifiable
4% Not justifiable
81% Justifiable
8% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
82% Agree
6% Disagree
75% Agree
10% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
Region not surveyed
94% Yes
5% No
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
55% Rare
42% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
32% Rare
57% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
95% Agree
5% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
69% Yes
22% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
82% Good place
4% Not a good place
69% Good place
8% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1940
Legal
Since 1944
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2010
Legal
Since 2009
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2019
Legal, surgery not required
Since 2013
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2019
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegalIllegal
Since 2009
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1996
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1999
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1996
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2009
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Legal
Since 2002
Serving openly in militaryN/ALegal
Since 2009
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (3-month deferral)
Since 2021
Banned (1-year deferral)
Since 2013
Conversion therapyNot bannedAmbiguous
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 1978
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