Compare LGBT Rights in Italy & Malta

Equality Index ?
68 / 100
86 / 100
Legal Index ?
76 / 100
100 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
60 / 100
72 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
74% Good Place
0%
84% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
74% Favor
26% Oppose
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
64% Strongly/somewhat agree
30% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
82% Support marriage or legal recognition
9% Against
Region not surveyed
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
67% Strongly/somewhat agree
27% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
16% Not much/not at all
77% A great deal/fair amount
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
80% Strongly/somewhat agree
13% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
70% Strongly/somewhat agree
20% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
70% Strongly/somewhat agree
18% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
61% Strongly/somewhat agree
27% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
61% Strongly/somewhat agree
30% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
35% Justifiable
22% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
82% Did not mention homosexuals
12% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
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
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
27% Agree
42% Disagree
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(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
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
38% Yes
42% No
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
74% Yes
18% No
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
63% Good place
30% Not a good place
72% Good place
12% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
11% Justifiable
55% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
78% Did not mention homosexuals
22% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
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, no restrictions
Since 2015
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2015
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedRecognized
Since 2017
LGBT discriminationVaries by Region
Since 2004
Illegal
Since 2014
LGBT employment discriminationVaries by Region
Since 2016
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2004
LGBT housing discriminationVaries by Region
Since 2016
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2014
Same-sex adoptionStep-child adoption only
Since 2016
Legal
Since 2014
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 1986
Legal
Since 2002
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2001
Legal
Since 2022
Conversion therapyNot bannedBanned
Since 2016
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 1998
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