Compare LGBT Rights in United Kingdom & United States

Equality Index ?
72 / 100
74 / 100
Legal Index ?
80 / 100
86 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
63 / 100
62 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2000
Legal
Since 2003
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2020
Legal
Since 2015
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorship
Since 2003
Varies by Region
Since 2021
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2005
Varies by Region
Since 2016
Gender-affirming careLegal, but restricted for minors
Since 2024
Varies by Region
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
Since 2004
Recognized
Since 2022
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2010
Varies by Region
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2020
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
Varies by Region
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2002
Legal
Since 2017
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedVaries by Region
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2000
Legal
Since 2021
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2021
Legal
Since 2023
Conversion therapyNot bannedVaries by Region
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2001
Equal
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