Compare LGBT Rights in United Kingdom

Equality Index ?
74 / 100
Legal Index ?
87 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
61 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
81% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
73% Favor
23% Oppose
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
72% Strongly/somewhat agree
21% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
78% Support marriage or legal recognition
13% Against
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
74% Strongly/somewhat agree
18% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
19% Not much/not at all
64% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
77% Strongly/somewhat agree
15% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
47% Strongly/somewhat agree
35% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
40% Strongly/somewhat agree
40% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
47% Strongly/somewhat agree
38% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
36% Strongly/somewhat agree
48% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
62% Justifiable
13% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
95% Did not mention homosexuals
4% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
82% Support
7% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
72% Agree
19% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
62% Agree
15% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
86% Yes
11% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
49% Yes
30% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
76% Yes
18% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
77% Good place
11% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
32% Justifiable
27% 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)
27% Justifiable
32% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
78% Did not mention homosexuals
22% Mentioned homosexuals
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2000
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2019
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Since 2003
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2005
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
Since 2004
LGBT discriminationVaries by Region
Since 2010
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2002
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2000
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2021
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2001
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