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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Discrimination
    ✔ Illegal
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (indefinite deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #3 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?"

(3.5%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (95.9%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #5 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."

(9.5%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (78%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #4 out of 74 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

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

(16%) Disagree
Agree (70.2%)

History

Homosexual activity in Norway

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Homosexual activity in Norway is legal.

Current status
Since Mar 1, 1972
Legal
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Same-sex marriage in Norway

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Same-sex marriage in Norway is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2009
Legal
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Norway

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Norway is no censorship.

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

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

Current status
Since Jul 1, 2016
Legal, surgery not required
Surgery is no longer required as of July 1st, 2016.
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Until Jul 1, 2016
Legal, but requires surgery
Same-sex marriage was legal, but required surgery.
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LGBT discrimination in Norway

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LGBT discrimination in Norway is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
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LGBT employment discrimination in Norway

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

Current status
Since 1981
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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LGBT housing discrimination in Norway

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

Current status
Sexual orientation and gender identity
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Norway

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Norway is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Same-sex adoption in Norway

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Same-sex adoption in Norway is legal.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2009
Legal
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Equal age of consent in Norway

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Equal age of consent in Norway is equal.

Current status
Equal
Age of consent equal at 16 years of age.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Norway

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

Current status
Banned (indefinite deferral)
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Conversion therapy in Norway

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Conversion therapy in Norway is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Not necessarily "banned," but certainly considered unethical by the the Norwegian Psychiatric Association and is frowned upon in the industry.

"In 2000, the General Assembly of the Norwegian Psychiatric Association overwhelmingly voted for the following position statement on sexual orientation change therapy:

'Homosexuality is no disorder or illness, and can therefore not be subject to treatment. A ‘treatment’ with the only aim of changing sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual must be regarded as ethical malpractice, and has no place in the health system.'"
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LGBT Rights by Region

View the LGBT laws in each individual region of Norway.