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

Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)

Ranked #12 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "For each of the following types of discrimination, could you please tell me whether, in your opinion, it is very widespread, fairly widespread, fairly rare or very rare in (OUR COUNTRY)? Discrimination on the basis of: Sexual orientation (being gay, lesbian, bisexual)"

(46%) Widespread
Rare (48%)

Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)

Ranked #18 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "For each of the following types of discrimination, could you please tell me whether, in your opinion, it is very widespread, fairly widespread, fairly rare or very rare in (OUR COUNTRY)? Discrimination on the basis of: Being transgender"

(48%) Widespread
Rare (34%)

Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)

Ranked #14 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?: There is nothing wrong in a sexual relationship between two persons of the same sex"

(30%) Disagree
Agree (65%)

Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)

Ranked #14 out of 28 countries surveyed. (Source: Eurobarometer, May 2019)

Question: "Do you think that transgender persons should be able to change their civil documents to match their inner gender identity?"

(36%) No
Yes (57%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #21 out of 119 countries surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)

Question: "Is the city or area where you live a good place or not a good place for homosexuals?"

(28%) Not a good place
Good place (56%)

History

Homosexual activity in Austria

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Homosexual activity in Austria is legal.

Current status
Since Aug 16, 1971
Legal
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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
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Jan 1, 2010–Dec 31, 2018
Civil unions
Civil Union was a recognized status
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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
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1983–Feb 27, 2009
Legal, but requires surgery
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Austria

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Austria is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Austria

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LGBT discrimination in Austria is illegal.

Current status
Since 2004
Illegal
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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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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

Homosexuals serving openly in military in Austria

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Austria is legal.

Current status
Legal
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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)
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Jan 1, 2002–Sep 10, 2018
Banned (indefinite deferral)
One of the many countries were lgbt people cannot donate.
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Conversion therapy in Austria

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Conversion therapy in Austria is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

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.
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LGBT Rights by State

View the LGBT laws in each individual state of Austria.