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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 in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    Unknown
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #1 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?"

(2.2%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (97.5%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #2 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."

(5.8%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (85.5%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #6 out of 74 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

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

(13%) Disagree
Agree (66.4%)

Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)

Ranked #9 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)"

(41%) Widespread
Rare (53%)

Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)

Ranked #9 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"

(39%) Widespread
Rare (47%)

Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)

Ranked #3 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"

(7%) Disagree
Agree (90%)

Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)

Ranked #4 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?"

(18%) No
Yes (75%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #8 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?"

(9%) Not a good place
Good place (70%)

History

Homosexual activity in Denmark

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Homosexual activity in Denmark is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1933
Legal
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Same-sex marriage in Denmark

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Same-sex marriage in Denmark is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 15, 2012
Legal
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Oct 1, 1989–Jun 14, 2012
Civil unions
Denmark becomes the first country in the world to legally recognize same-sex unions as the Danish Registered Partnership Act goes into effect.

"Two persons of the same sex may have their partnership registered."
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Denmark

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Denmark is no censorship.

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

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

Current status
Since Sep 5, 2014
Legal, surgery not required
Denmark's historic new law allows citizens to self-determine their own gender identity without any requirements for medical or psychiatric intervention.
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Until Sep 5, 2014
Legal, but requires surgery
By Danish naming-legislation, a man cannot have a woman's name, or vice versa. I am transgendered and had surgery over a decade ago in Denmark, and my legal status was changed even before I was out of the hospital. This has been the case for Denmark since sex changes became an option.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Denmark

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

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Denmark

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LGBT discrimination in Denmark is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1996
Illegal in some contexts
Currently there are no law protecting for LGBT community outside the labor market. There is protection against discrimination at court in the criminal code however.
Added by vviet93  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in Denmark

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LGBT employment discrimination in Denmark is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1996
Sexual orientation only
Labour code affords sexual orientation as a ground for protection
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Jan 1, 1996–Jan 1, 1996
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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LGBT housing discrimination in Denmark

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

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2017
Sexual orientation and gender identity
just missing constitutional discrimination laws.
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Same-sex adoption in Denmark

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Same-sex adoption in Denmark is legal.

Current status
Since Mar 19, 2009
Legal
At the time, gay couples were allowed to have civil unions and thus was able to apply as a couple.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Denmark

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Denmark is legal.

Current status
Since 1987
Legal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Denmark

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Blood donations by MSMs in Denmark is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Conversion therapy in Denmark

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Conversion therapy in Denmark is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Just recently cut funding of this practice. Conversion therapy ban pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Denmark

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Equal age of consent in Denmark is equal.

Current status
Equal
Equal at 15 years of age.
Added by James  ·  4 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log


LGBT Rights by Region

View the LGBT laws in each individual region of Denmark.