Compare LGBT Rights in Italy

Equality Index ?
65 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
83% Support
10% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
59% Agree
36% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
82% Did not mention homosexuals
12% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
44% Justifiable
22% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
27% Agree
42% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
75% Yes
20% No
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
26% Rare
69% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
23% Rare
66% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
59% Agree
34% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
43% Yes
42% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
74% Yes
18% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
63% Good place
30% Not a good place
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1890
Same-sex marriageCivil unions
Since 2016
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2015
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2003
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2003
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 2003
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1947
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2001
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
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