Compare LGBT Rights in Italy & Spain

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67 / 100
84 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
83% Support
10% Against
84% Support
5% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
59% Agree
36% Disagree
77% Agree
17% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
82% Did not mention homosexuals
12% Mentioned homosexuals
86% Did not mention homosexuals
13% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
44% Justifiable
22% Not justifiable
60% Justifiable
16% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
27% Agree
42% Disagree
60% Agree
18% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
75% Yes
20% No
89% Yes
10% No
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
26% Rare
69% Widespread
43% Rare
54% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
23% Rare
66% Widespread
31% Rare
58% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
59% Agree
34% Disagree
89% Agree
8% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
43% Yes
42% No
83% Yes
8% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
74% Yes
18% No
88% Yes
11% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
63% Good place
30% Not a good place
79% Good place
14% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1890
Legal
Since 1979
Same-sex marriageCivil unions
Since 2016
Legal
Since 2005
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2015
Legal, surgery not required
Since 2006
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2003
Illegal
Since 1995
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2003
Sexual orientation only
Since 1995
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1995
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Since 1967
Legal
Since 2005
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1947
Legal
Since 1977
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2001
Legal
Since 1976
Conversion therapyVaries by RegionVaries by Region
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 1995
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