Compare LGBT Rights in Italy & Vatican City

Equality Index ?
64 / 100
59 / 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
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
23% Rare
66% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
59% Agree
34% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
43% Yes
42% No
Region not surveyed
"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
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1890
Legal
Since 1929
Same-sex marriageCivil unions
Since 2016
Unrecognized
Since 1929
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2015
Ambiguous
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2003
Illegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2003
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 2003
No protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1947
N/A
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2001
Legal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 1890
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