Compare LGBT Rights in Sweden & United Kingdom

Equality Index ?
73 / 100
71 / 100
Legal Index ?
80 / 100
80 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
65 / 100
61 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Legal
Since 2000
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2009
Legal
Since 2020
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Since 2003
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2013
Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2005
Gender-affirming careLegal, but restricted for minors
Since 2022
Legal, but banned for minors
Since 2024
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
Since 2004
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2009
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2010
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1999
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2009
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2002
Legal
Since 2002
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedParental approval required
Since 1989
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2009
Legal
Since 2000
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2021
Legal
Since 2021
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1978
Equal
Since 2001
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