Compare LGBT Rights in Italy & Netherlands

Equality Index ?
69 / 100
82 / 100
Legal Index ?
77 / 100
95 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
61 / 100
70 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1890
Legal
Since 1945
Same-sex marriageCivil unions (marriage rights)
Since 2016
Legal
Since 2001
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2015
Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2013
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedRecognized
Since 2018
LGBT discriminationVaries by Region
Since 2004
Illegal
Since 2023
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2023
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
LGBT housing discriminationVaries by Region
Since 2016
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
Same-sex adoptionStep-child adoption only
Since 2016
Legal
Since 2000
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 1986
Legal
Since 1974
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2001
Legal
Since 2024
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 1978
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
74% Good Place
0%
89% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
73% Favor
25% Oppose
89% Favor
10% Oppose
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
64% Strongly/somewhat agree
30% Strongly/somewhat disagree
75% Strongly/somewhat agree
21% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
82% Support marriage or legal recognition
9% Against
85% Support marriage or legal recognition
8% Against
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
67% Strongly/somewhat agree
27% Strongly/somewhat disagree
77% Strongly/somewhat agree
19% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
16% Not much/not at all
77% A great deal/fair amount
16% Not much/not at all
69% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
80% Strongly/somewhat agree
13% Strongly/somewhat disagree
78% Strongly/somewhat agree
14% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
70% Strongly/somewhat agree
20% Strongly/somewhat disagree
65% Strongly/somewhat agree
23% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
70% Strongly/somewhat agree
18% Strongly/somewhat disagree
65% Strongly/somewhat agree
24% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
61% Strongly/somewhat agree
27% Strongly/somewhat disagree
52% Strongly/somewhat agree
36% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
61% Strongly/somewhat agree
30% Strongly/somewhat disagree
54% Strongly/somewhat agree
36% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
35% Justifiable
22% Not justifiable
75% Justifiable
5% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
82% Did not mention homosexuals
12% Mentioned homosexuals
94% Did not mention homosexuals
3% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
83% Support
10% Against
89% Support
3% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
59% Agree
36% Disagree
83% Agree
12% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
27% Agree
42% Disagree
66% Agree
12% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
75% Yes
20% No
92% Yes
8% No
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
26% Rare
69% Widespread
37% Rare
60% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
23% Rare
66% Widespread
32% Rare
54% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
59% Agree
34% Disagree
92% Agree
8% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
43% Yes
42% No
82% Yes
14% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
43% Yes
35% No
64% Yes
19% No
Support for gender-affirming surgery
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, July-August 2016)
73% Support
14% Oppose
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
38% Yes
42% No
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
67% Justifiable
14% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
93% Did not mention homosexuals
7% Mentioned homosexuals
"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
83% Good place
11% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
11% Justifiable
55% Not justifiable
59% Justifiable
19% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
78% Did not mention homosexuals
22% Mentioned homosexuals
96% Did not mention homosexuals
4% Mentioned homosexuals
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