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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    Unknown
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #17 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "On this list are various groups of people. Could you please mention any that you would not like to have as neighbors?"

(10.6%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (85.9%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #15 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Please tell me for each of the following statements whether you think it can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between."

(17.1%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (57.7%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #21 out of 74 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Homosexual couples are as good parents as other couples"

(26.2%) Disagree
Agree (53.6%)

History

Homosexual activity in Austria

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Homosexual activity in Austria is legal.

Current status
Since Aug 16, 1971
Legal
Added by leomorello  ·  4 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Austria

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Same-sex marriage in Austria is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2019
Legal
Same-sex marraige was legalized
Added by vviet93  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jan 1, 2010–Dec 31, 2018
Civil unions
Civil Union was a recognized status
Added by leomorello  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Austria

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Austria is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Austria, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Austria

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Right to change legal gender in Austria is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Since Feb 27, 2009
Legal, surgery not required
Added by danlev  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

1983–Feb 27, 2009
Legal, but requires surgery
Added by leomorello  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT discrimination in Austria

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LGBT discrimination in Austria is illegal.

Current status
Since 2004
Illegal
Added by leomorello  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in Austria

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LGBT employment discrimination in Austria is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Since 2004
Sexual orientation only
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LGBT housing discrimination in Austria

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LGBT housing discrimination in Austria is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2004
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Austria

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Austria is legal.

Current status
Legal
Added by leomorello  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex adoption in Austria

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Same-sex adoption in Austria is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 14, 2015
Legal
Same sex couples can have the same right to adopt as different-sex couples
Added by vviet93  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jan 2013–Jan 14, 2015
Step-child adoption only
Only step child adoption can take place
Added by leomorello  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Austria

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Equal age of consent in Austria is equal.

Current status
Since Jun 24, 2002
Equal
The age of consent between people with maximum 5 years of difference is 14. Sexual contact between coetaneous is never punishable.
Added by leomorello  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Austria

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Blood donations by MSMs in Austria is banned (indefinite deferral).

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Added by leomorello  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jan 1, 2002–Sep 10, 2018
Banned (indefinite deferral)
One of the many countries were lgbt people cannot donate.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Austria

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Conversion therapy in Austria is unknown.

Current status
Unknown


LGBT Rights by State

View the LGBT laws in each individual state of Austria.