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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Civil unions
    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
    ✖ Step-child adoption only
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (1-year deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #8 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?"

(6.1%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (92.9%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #9 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."

(12.8%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (65.7%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #23 out of 74 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

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

(25%) Disagree
Agree (48.6%)

History

Homosexual activity in Switzerland

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Homosexual activity in Switzerland is legal.

Current status
Since 1942
Legal
Sources:
Swiss Penal Code
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Same-sex marriage in Switzerland

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Same-sex marriage in Switzerland is civil unions.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2007
Civil unions
Swiss Registered Partnership is a Civil Union that grants equal rights to Marriage but differs on three points: access to Fertility treatment, Adoption and facilitated Swiss naturalisation, this last one being discussed actually in Swiss parliament. ILGA states that Registered Partnership in Switzerland is «Equal/almost equal substitute nationally recognized» to Marriage.
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Jan 1, 2007–Jun 22, 2018
Civil unions
Gay Marriage comes into effect in the next couple years.
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Switzerland

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Switzerland is no censorship.

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

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

Current status
Legal, surgery not required
Change of sex is legal though there are now specific laws concerning the matter. In 1993, the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland stated that a change of sex should be "irreversible"; many judges interpreted it as the person had to go under surgery. In 2012, the Federal Department of Justice and Police via its Federal Office for Civil Registration released a statement about how transsexualism should be handled by cantonal Register offices. The FOCR stated that the Judges and Authorities should cease to oblige a person to go through forced sterilisation in order to have their sex change recognised. Furthermore, a person is granted to choose his or her gender according to his or her social gender and not anymore according to his or her biological gender.
Sources:
FOCR Statement (in German, French, Italian): ejpd.admin.ch/content/dam/d…

Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland Statement (in German):
transgender-network.ch/wp-c…
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LGBT discrimination in Switzerland

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LGBT discrimination in Switzerland is illegal.

Current status
Since Apr 18, 1999
Illegal
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LGBT employment discrimination in Switzerland

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

Current status
Since Apr 18, 1999
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Article 8 of the Constitution
Sources:
Article 8 of the Federal Constitution
admin.ch/opc/en/classified-…
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LGBT housing discrimination in Switzerland

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

Current status
Since Apr 18, 1999
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Sources:
Article 8 of the Federal Constitution
admin.ch/opc/en/classified-…
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Switzerland

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Switzerland is legal.

Current status
Since May 17, 1992
Legal
Code pénal suisse. Code pénal militaire (Infraction contre l'intégrité sexuelle): Modification du 21 juin 1991 pp 63-78
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Same-sex adoption in Switzerland

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Same-sex adoption in Switzerland is step-child adoption only.

Current status
Since Jan 1, 2018
Step-child adoption only
Article 27 of the Swiss Registered partnership Law states that the step-parent has the legal obligation to take care of the child and owns parental authority to represent the step-child.

Step-child adoption pending in Parliament.

Full joint adoption was approved by the Council of States (upper house) on March 14, 2012 but full joint adoption was later rejected by the National Council (lower house).
Sources:
Art.27 - Partner's child (in French):
admin.ch/opc/fr/classified-…

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Jan 1, 2018–Jun 22, 2018
Step-child adoption only
Step child and single options since 2018. Full legalization pending. It will become legal when gay marriage becomes legal.
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Equal age of consent in Switzerland

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Equal age of consent in Switzerland is equal.

Current status
Since 1992
Equal
Consensual age is Switzerland is 16 years old, unless the difference in age between the persons involved is not more than 3 years.
Sources:
Article 188 of the Swiss Criminal Code admin.ch/ch/e/rs/3/311.0.en.pdf
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Blood donations by MSMs in Switzerland

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Blood donations by MSMs in Switzerland is banned (1-year deferral).

Current status
Since Nov 29, 2017
Banned (1-year deferral)
In early May 2017, the National Council approved a motion calling on all restrictions on gay and bisexual men donating blood to be lifted. According to the National Council, only risky behaviour should be a factor for blood donation, not one's sexual orientation. The motion, introduced by the Conservative Democrats, was approved 97–89.[66] However, this was rejected by the Council of States on 29 November 2017.[67] The 1 year deferral period for gay and bisexual men donating blood therefore remains in place.
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Conversion therapy in Switzerland

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Conversion therapy in Switzerland is banned.

Current status
Since Mar 13, 2016
Banned
In 2016, Conservative Democrat MP Rosmarie Quadranti requested the Swiss Federal Government to undertake measures to outlaw conversion therapy on LGBT minors.[68][69] The Swiss Federal Council wrote in response that in its view, conversion therapies are "ineffective and cause significant suffering to young people subjected to them", and would constitute a breach of professional duties on the part of any care professional undertaking them. As such, in its view, any care professional undertaking such therapies is already liable to be sanctioned by the cantonal authorities. Whether such therapies also constitute a criminal offense is to be determined by the criminal courts in individual cases, according to the Federal Council.
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