Compare LGBT Rights in Netherlands & Norway

Equality Index ?
81 / 100
86 / 100
Legal Index ?
90 / 100
85 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
72 / 100
88 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1945
Legal
Since 1972
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2001
Legal
Since 2009
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2013
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2016
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1996
Legal, but restricted for minors
Since 2023
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2018
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2023
Illegal
Since 1981
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1981
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2000
Legal
Since 2009
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1974
Legal
Since 2001
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2024
Banned (1-year deferral)
Since 2017
Conversion therapyNot bannedBanned
Since 2023
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1978
Equal
Since 1972
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