Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, no restrictions
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✔ Recognized
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    N/A
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
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Various reputable surveys conducted in Iceland show support for LGBTQ+ rights.

Iceland Surveys

Support for Lesbians' Right to Seek Assisted Pregnancy

82.3%
Support

Support for Same-Sex Marriage

(Gallup, 2004)
87%
Support

Support for Adoption

(Gallup, 2000)
53%
Support
12%
Neutral
35%
Against

History

Homosexual activity in Iceland

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Homosexual activity in Iceland is legal.

Current status
Since Aug 10, 1940
Legal
The Icelandic parliament decriminalizes homosexuality; removing the provision of the law that made homosexuality illegal.
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Same-sex marriage in Iceland

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Same-sex marriage in Iceland is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 27, 2010
Legal
Iceland granted marriage equality to gay and lesbian couples on June 27, 2010, making it the ninth country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Iceland

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Iceland is no censorship.

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

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Right to change legal gender in Iceland is legal, no restrictions.

Current status
Since Jun 18, 2019
Legal, no restrictions
A new law has been passed that allows Icelandic people to change their registered gender without medical interventions.
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Iceland

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Iceland is recognized.

Current status
Since Jun 18, 2019
Recognized
The new law also allows people to register a third gender option 'X' as their legal gender.
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LGBT discrimination in Iceland

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LGBT discrimination in Iceland is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Laws in force in Iceland offer protection against LGBT discrimination in the provision of goods and services, employment and education.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Iceland

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

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1996
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under Icelandic Criminal Code.
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LGBT housing discrimination in Iceland

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

Current status
Since Jan 1, 1996
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Under Icelandic Criminal Code.
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Same-sex adoption in Iceland

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Same-sex adoption in Iceland is legal.

Current status
Since Jun 27, 2006
Legal
Legal since 2006
Sources:
Cleaning up after a troll
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Serving openly in military in Iceland

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Serving openly in military in Iceland is n/a.

Current status
N/A
Iceland does not have a military.
Sources:
government.is/topics/foreig…~:text=Iceland%20is%20a%20country%20without,Nations%2C%20NATO%20and%20the%20OSCE.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Iceland

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

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2022
Banned (indefinite deferral)
In September 2021 it was announced that gay and bi men would legally be able to donate blood after a deferral period of 4 months. It was stated to be effective from January 2022, but has yet to be effectively enforced.
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Until Dec 31, 2021
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Iceland bans men who have sex with men from donating blood.
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Conversion therapy in Iceland

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Conversion therapy in Iceland is banned.

Current status
Since Jun 9, 2023
Banned
The Icelandic parliament has passed a law banning so-called conversion therapy practices on the basis of sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity.
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Until Jun 9, 2023
Not banned
Conversion therapy ban pending.
Sources:
No sources
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Equal age of consent in Iceland

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Equal age of consent in Iceland is equal.

Current status
Equal
The age of consent in Iceland is 15 for both male-male, female-female, and male-female couples.
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LGBT Rights by Region

View the LGBT laws in each individual region of Iceland.