Compare LGBT Rights in Netherlands & Spain

Equality Index ?
81 / 100
82 / 100
Legal Index ?
90 / 100
93 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
72 / 100
70 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1945
Legal
Since 1979
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2001
Legal
Since 2005
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2013
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2022
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1996
Legal
Since 1999
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2018
Varies by Region
Since 2017
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2023
Illegal
Since 1995
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2022
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1995
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2000
Legal
Since 2005
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedFull ban
Since 2023
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1974
Legal
Since 1977
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2024
Legal
Since 1976
Conversion therapyNot bannedBanned
Since 2022
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1978
Equal
Since 1995
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