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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✖ Not legally recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (3-month deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #16 out of 79 regions 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?"

(12.3%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (87.7%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #12 out of 79 regions 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."

(18%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (62.8%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #20 out of 74 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

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

(23.7%) Disagree
Agree (52.6%)

Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)

Ranked #10 out of 28 regions 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)"

(42%) Widespread
Rare (53%)

Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)

Ranked #17 out of 28 regions 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"

(45%) Widespread
Rare (38%)

Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)

Ranked #11 out of 28 regions 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"

(17%) Disagree
Agree (79%)

Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)

Ranked #10 out of 28 regions 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?"

(22%) No
Yes (68%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #16 out of 119 regions surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)

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

(21%) Not a good place
Good place (65%)

History

Homosexual activity in Finland

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Homosexual activity in Finland is legal.

Current status
Since 1971
Legal
It was not until 1980s that homosexuality was not treated as an illness
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Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Before 1971, homosexuality was illegal and punished by prison
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Same-sex marriage in Finland

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Same-sex marriage in Finland is legal.

Current status
Since Mar 1, 2017
Legal
Finland voted to legalize full marriage for same-sex couples on November 28, 2014, but it went into effect on March 1, 2017.
Sources:
web.archive.org/web/2017030…//yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/same-sex_marriage_law_goes_into_effect_in_finland/9486556
Added by vviet93  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Nov 8, 2014–Mar 1, 2017
Legal
After various referendums that asked the Finnish public on gay marriage, they finally cleared the last referendum in the 22nd of February, and gay marriage was finally allowed since this date.
Added by b_ashh  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Sep 28, 2001–Nov 28, 2014
Other type of partnership
Same-sex couples are legally able to form registered partnerships
Added by vviet93  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Finland

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Finland is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Finland is legal, but requires surgery.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2003
Legal, but requires surgery
The authorities shall recognise a person as belonging to the opposite sex to that recorded on the population register, provided he/she:
• Provides a medical report testifying that he/she permanently experiences being a member of the opposite sex and that he/she lives in that gender roles and that he/she has been sterilised or is otherwise incapable of having children
• He/she is an adult
• He/she is not married or in a registered partnership; unless the spouse or partner gives their consent in which case a marriage become a registered partnership and a registered partnership becomes a marriage
• He/she is a Finnish citizen or is resident in Finland
Added by Fandorine  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Finland

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Finland is not legally recognized.

Current status
Not legally recognized
Finland does not currently recognize non-binary identities.
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LGBT discrimination in Finland

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LGBT discrimination in Finland is illegal.

Current status
Since Feb 1, 2004
Illegal
Lgbtq+ from Finland are protected from all types of discrimination
Added by vviet93  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in Finland

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LGBT employment discrimination in Finland is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Feb 1, 2004
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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LGBT housing discrimination in Finland

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

Current status
Since Feb 1, 2004
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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Same-sex adoption in Finland

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Same-sex adoption in Finland is legal.

Current status
Since Mar 1, 2017
Legal
Full adoption is now legal in Finland.
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May 15, 2009–Mar 1, 2017
Step-child adoption only
Only able to adopt child of the other partner
Added by vviet93  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Serving openly in military in Finland

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Serving openly in military in Finland is legal.

Current status
Legal
Added by sykke  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Finland

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Blood donations by MSMs in Finland is banned (3-month deferral).

Current status
Since May 3, 2021
Banned (3-month deferral)
Since May 3, 2021, the deferral period has been reduced to four months.
Added by Notdog1996  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

May 12, 2014–May 3, 2021
Banned (1-year deferral)
Before May 3, 2021, Finland had a one year deferral period.
Added by sykke  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Until May 11, 2014
Banned (indefinite deferral)
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Conversion therapy in Finland

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Conversion therapy in Finland is not banned.

Current status
Not banned
Conversion therapy ban pending.
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Equal age of consent in Finland

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Equal age of consent in Finland is equal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1999
Equal
Added by sykke  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log