Compare LGBT Rights in Netherlands

Equality Index ?
84 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
89% Support
3% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
83% Agree
12% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
95% Did not mention homosexuals
4% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
80% Justifiable
6% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
66% Agree
12% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
92% Yes
8% No
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
37% Rare
60% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
32% Rare
54% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
92% Agree
8% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
82% Yes
14% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
83% Good place
11% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1945
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2001
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2013
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 1993
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2000
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1974
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2021
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1978
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