Compare LGBT Rights in Netherlands & Turkey

Equality Index ?
81 / 100
38 / 100
Legal Index ?
90 / 100
43 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
72 / 100
34 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1945
Legal
Since 1858
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2001
Unrecognized
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipState-enforced
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2013
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2017
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1996
Legal
Since 2009
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2018
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2023
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2016
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
Sexual orientation only
Since 2018
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
No protections
Since 1858
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2000
Single only
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1974
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2024
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Since 1980
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1978
Equal
Since 1858
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