Compare LGBT Rights in Sweden

Equality Index ?
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Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
89% Support
3% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
79% Agree
17% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
96% Did not mention homosexuals
2% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
81% Justifiable
8% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
75% Agree
10% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
94% Yes
5% No
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
55% Rare
42% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
32% Rare
57% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
95% Agree
5% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
69% Yes
22% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
69% Good place
8% Not a good place
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2009
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2013
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationVaries by Region
Since 2009
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1999
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2009
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2002
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2009
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2021
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1978
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