Compare LGBT Rights in Netherlands & Switzerland

Equality Index ?
86 / 100
83 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
89% Support
3% Against
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
83% Agree
12% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
95% Did not mention homosexuals
4% Mentioned homosexuals
93% Did not mention homosexuals
6% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
80% Justifiable
6% Not justifiable
66% Justifiable
13% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
66% Agree
12% Disagree
49% Agree
25% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
92% Yes
8% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
37% Rare
60% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
32% Rare
54% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
92% Agree
8% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
82% Yes
14% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
83% Good place
11% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1945
Legal
Since 1942
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2001
Legal
Since 2021
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2013
Legal, surgery not required
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 1993
Illegal
Since 1999
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 1999
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2000
Legal
Since 2021
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1974
Legal
Since 1992
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2021
Banned (1-year deferral)
Since 2017
Conversion therapyUnknownBanned
Since 2016
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1978
Equal
Since 1992
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