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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Civil unions
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    Ambiguous
    Conversion Therapy
    Varies by Region
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition

Ranked #8 out of 27 countries surveyed. (Source: Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
(10%) Against
Support (83%)

Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt

Ranked #19 out of 27 countries surveyed. (Source: Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
(36%) Disagree
Agree (59%)

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #21 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?"

(11.8%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (81.6%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #20 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."

(22.1%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (43.7%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #37 out of 74 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

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

(42.2%) Disagree
Agree (26.9%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)

Ranked #10 out of 34 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(20%) No
Yes (75%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)

Ranked #7 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June, 2013)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(18%) No
Yes (74%)

History

Homosexual activity in Italy

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Homosexual activity in Italy is legal.

Current status
Since 1890
Legal
No laws against homosexual relationships anywhere in Italy's Penal Code
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Same-sex marriage in Italy

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Same-sex marriage in Italy is civil unions.

Current status
Since May 11, 2016
Civil unions
Italy's parliament has backed same-sex civil unions. MPs in the lower house voted 369-193 for the government, ensuring that the civil unions bill will become law.
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1942–May 11, 2016
Unrecognized
Some symbolic civil unions are recognized in select regions though no full and meaningful recognition is given.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Italy

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Italy is no censorship.

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

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

Current status
Since Jul 23, 2015
Legal, surgery not required
A Supreme Court decision overruled the surgery requirement to change one's legal gender.
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Apr 14, 1982–Jul 23, 2015
Legal, but requires surgery
Surgery is required
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LGBT discrimination in Italy

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LGBT discrimination in Italy is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since Jul 9, 2003
Illegal in some contexts
Only discrimination in workplace banned.
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Jul 9, 2003–Sep 1, 2018
Illegal in some contexts
Full discrimination protections pending.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Italy

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LGBT employment discrimination in Italy is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Since Jul 9, 2003
Sexual orientation only
Discrimination protection is afforded on the grounds of sexual orientation
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LGBT housing discrimination in Italy

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LGBT housing discrimination in Italy is no protections.

Current status
Since Jul 9, 2003
No protections
Currently, only employment discrimination is in place.
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Same-sex adoption in Italy

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Same-sex adoption in Italy is illegal.

Current status
Since 1967
Illegal
The couple applying for adoption must be a married, different sex couple. Custody has been granted to a same-sex parent on the basis of the "child's best interest," but this is very rare.
Added by leomorello  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jan 1, 1967–Sep 18, 2018
Legal
Since 2016. some courts have recognized foreign joint adoption. Gay adoption legalizing pending. no recognition in Vatican city.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Homosexuals serving openly in military in Italy

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Italy is legal.

Current status
Since Dec 22, 1947
Legal
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Blood donations by MSMs in Italy

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Blood donations by MSMs in Italy is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Ban on people who had "risky sexual behaviors". (Some cases occured of people being unable to donate just because of their homosexuality)
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Until Jan 1, 2000
Banned (indefinite deferral)
The Italian Health Minister Umberto Veronesi lifted the gay blood ban in 2001.
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Conversion therapy in Italy

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Conversion therapy in Italy is varies by region.

Current status
Varies by Region
Conversion therapy ban pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Italy

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Equal age of consent in Italy is equal.

Current status
Equal
Age of consent: 14
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