Compare LGBT Rights in Latvia

Equality Index ?
51 / 100
Legal Index ?
65 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
38 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
35% Good Place
0%
Belief that LGBTI+ is “an immoral and decadent ideology”
(GLOBSEC, March 2023 )
51% Disagree
35% Agree
Acceptance of LGBTI+ people’s rights
(GLOBSEC, March 2023 )
40% Agree
46% Disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
13% Justifiable
58% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
59% Did not mention homosexuals
38% Mentioned homosexuals
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
43% Rare
30% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
43% Rare
20% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
25% Agree
68% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
42% Yes
42% No
Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
16% Favor
77% Oppose
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (Eastern/Central Europe)
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
19% Yes
70% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
20% Good place
45% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
8% Justifiable
64% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
41% Did not mention homosexuals
59% Mentioned homosexuals
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1992
Same-sex marriageCivil unions
Since 2024
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2009
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2006
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2006
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 2006
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2017
Equal age of consentEqual
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