Compare LGBT Rights in New Zealand

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
Legal Index ?
91 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
64 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
86% Good Place
0%
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
78% Strongly/somewhat agree
14% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
74% Strongly/somewhat agree
18% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
81% Support marriage or legal recognition
9% Against
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
20% Not much/not at all
63% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
84% Strongly/somewhat agree
8% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
59% Strongly/somewhat agree
26% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
55% Strongly/somewhat agree
29% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
54% Strongly/somewhat agree
31% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
39% Strongly/somewhat agree
43% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
54% Justifiable
16% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
92% Did not mention homosexuals
8% Mentioned homosexuals
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
52% Agree
14% Disagree
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
55% Yes
31% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
36% Justifiable
26% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
85% Did not mention homosexuals
15% Mentioned homosexuals
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
69% Good place
10% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
28% Justifiable
29% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
83% Did not mention homosexuals
17% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
22% Justifiable
36% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
78% Did not mention homosexuals
22% Mentioned homosexuals
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1986
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2013
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2023
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2012
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 1994
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 1994
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 1994
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2013
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1994
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (3-month deferral)
Since 2020
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2022
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1986
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