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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, but requires surgery
    Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    Sexual orientation only
    Housing Discrimination
    Unknown
    Military
    Ambiguous
    Adoption
    ✖ Illegal
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    ✖ Not banned
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition

Ranked #21 out of 27 countries surveyed. (Source: Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
(22%) Against
Support (66%)

Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt

Ranked #25 out of 27 countries surveyed. (Source: Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
(58%) Disagree
Agree (33%)

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #33 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?"

(27.9%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (64.5%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #37 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."

(52.4%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (24.2%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #52 out of 74 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

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

(57.3%) Disagree
Agree (11.8%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)

Ranked #19 out of 34 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(42%) No
Yes (47%)

Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe

Ranked #2 out of 19 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)

Question: "Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally?"

(59%) Oppose
Favor (32%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2016, Eastern/Central Europe)

Ranked #4 out of 19 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)

Question: "Please tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement is most similar to your point of view–even if it does not precisely match your opinion. 1 Homosexuality should be accepted by society OR 2 Homosexuality should not be accepted by society"

(47%) No
Yes (42%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)

Ranked #18 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June, 2013)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(46%) No
Yes (42%)

History

Homosexual activity in Poland

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Homosexual activity in Poland is legal.

Current status
Since Jul 11, 1932
Legal
Added by PeterGalazka  ·  4 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex marriage in Poland

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Same-sex marriage in Poland is not legal.

Current status
Not legal
Article 18 of the Polish Constituation defines marriage as "a union of a man and a woman".
Legal challenges have been made against this, including in the European Court of Human Rights, and The Court of Justice of the European Union has also ruled that all EU member states must recognise the rights of same-sex spouse, but no new law has been passed.
Added by PeterGalazka  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jan 1, 2012–Sep 6, 2018
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Gay marriage and Gay Unions pending. Looking like the first openly gay prime minister of Poland will be elected. Required legalization under EU ruling.
Added by Ausyk  ·  4 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Censorship of LGBT Issues in Poland

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Poland is no censorship.

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

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

Current status
Since Nov 17, 1964
Legal, but requires surgery
Added by PeterGalazka  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Nov 17, 1964–Sep 14, 2018
Legal, but requires surgery
Under 2018 revision of the sex change law. Requires surgery. Missing non binary options on documents.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT discrimination in Poland

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LGBT discrimination in Poland is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2003
Illegal in some contexts
"The Labour Code has contained anti-discrimination protections in employment since 2003. This prohibition is also reflected in the new Equal Treatment Law of 2010, which entered into force on 1 January 2011. The Equal Treatment Law bans sexual orientation discrimination in employment only.
Added by PeterGalazka  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jan 1, 2003–Sep 14, 2018
Illegal
Full Discrimination protection
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT employment discrimination in Poland

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LGBT employment discrimination in Poland is sexual orientation only.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2011
Sexual orientation only
The Equal Treamtent Law of 2010 prohibits sexual orientation discrimination in employment.
Added by raymondroca  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

LGBT housing discrimination in Poland

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LGBT housing discrimination in Poland is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

Homosexuals serving openly in military in Poland

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Poland is ambiguous.

Current status
Since 1991
Ambiguous
Although LGBTQ+ individuals are not barred, an "unwritten" Don't Ask Don't Tell is supposedly in their code.
Added by PeterGalazka  ·  3 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Jan 1, 1991–Sep 14, 2018
Legal
No laws restricting service.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Same-sex adoption in Poland

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Same-sex adoption in Poland is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Added by PeterGalazka  ·  0 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Oct 29, 2016–Sep 13, 2018
Single only
No laws in place for same sex couples.
Added by Ausyk  ·  2 accurate votes  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Equal age of consent in Poland

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Equal age of consent in Poland is equal.

Current status
Since Jul 11, 1932
Equal
Added by PeterGalazka  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Blood donations by MSMs in Poland

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Blood donations by MSMs in Poland is legal.

Current status
Legal
No restrictions about gay sex.
Added by Simo  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log

Conversion therapy in Poland

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Conversion therapy in Poland is not banned.

Current status
Since May 12, 2015
Not banned
No laws in place. As well their is still the attitude that homosexuality is a disease. Conversion therapy ban pending.
Added by Ausyk  ·  1 accurate vote  ·  Report Error  ·  Log