Compare LGBT Rights in United States

Equality Index ?
76 / 100
Legal Index ?
90 / 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)
63% Favor
34% Oppose
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
64% Strongly/somewhat agree
26% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
68% Support marriage or legal recognition
17% Against
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
66% Strongly/somewhat agree
23% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
18% Not much/not at all
64% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
72% Strongly/somewhat agree
17% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
45% Strongly/somewhat agree
42% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
40% Strongly/somewhat agree
45% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
41% Strongly/somewhat agree
43% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
37% Strongly/somewhat agree
49% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
44% Justifiable
25% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
81% Did not mention homosexuals
13% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
72% Support
15% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
72% Agree
22% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
53% Agree
17% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
72% Yes
21% No
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
61% Approve
39% Disapprove
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
73% Approve
27% Disapprove
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
45% Yes
33% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
32% Justifiable
31% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
80% Did not mention homosexuals
20% Mentioned homosexuals
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
60% Yes
33% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
70% Good place
22% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
20% Justifiable
38% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
74% Did not mention homosexuals
25% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
24% Justifiable
39% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
77% Did not mention homosexuals
23% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
15% Justifiable
50% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
71% Did not mention homosexuals
29% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
9% Justifiable
62% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
61% Did not mention homosexuals
39% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1981-1984)
6% Justifiable
72% Not justifiable
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2003
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2015
Censorship of LGBT IssuesVaries by Region
Since 2021
Right to change legal genderVaries by Region
Since 2016
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2022
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2021
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2020
LGBT housing discriminationVaries by Region
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2017
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2021
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2023
Conversion therapyVaries by Region
Equal age of consentEqual
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