Compare LGBT Rights in Netherlands & Sweden

Equality Index ?
81 / 100
76 / 100
Legal Index ?
90 / 100
80 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
72 / 100
71 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1945
Legal
Since 1944
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, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2013
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1996
Legal, but restricted for minors
Since 2021
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2018
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2023
Illegal
Since 2009
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1999
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2009
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2000
Legal
Since 2002
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1974
Legal
Since 2009
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2024
Banned (6-month deferral)
Since 2021
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1978
Equal
Since 1978
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