Compare LGBT Rights in Italy & Malta

Equality Index ?
67 / 100
82 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
83% Support
10% Against
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
59% Agree
36% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
82% Did not mention homosexuals
12% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
44% Justifiable
22% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
27% Agree
42% Disagree
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
75% Yes
20% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
26% Rare
69% Widespread
52% Rare
38% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
23% Rare
66% Widespread
46% Rare
42% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
59% Agree
34% Disagree
73% Agree
20% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
43% Yes
42% No
83% Yes
10% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
74% Yes
18% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
63% Good place
30% Not a good place
72% Good place
12% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1890
Legal
Since 1973
Same-sex marriageCivil unions
Since 2016
Legal
Since 2017
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2015
Legal, surgery not required
Since 2015
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownRecognized
Since 2017
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2003
Illegal
Since 2012
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2004
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2014
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Since 1967
Legal
Since 2014
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1947
Legal
Since 2002
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2001
Banned (1-year deferral)
Since 2019
Conversion therapyVaries by RegionBanned
Since 2016
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 1998
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