2025 in LGBT Rights

In 2025, there were 6 recorded legal changes made affecting LGBT people. In the previous year, there were 44 changes made. A total of 698 legal changes have been made so far in the 2020s.

  • July 1
    Right to change legal gender becomes legal, but requires medical diagnosis.
    The Czech Republic’s Constitutional Court ruled to dismiss part of a law requiring people to undergo gender-affirmation surgery, including sterilization, in order to officially change their gender. Court said the requirements are “unconstitutional” and “in conflict with the fundamental right of trans people to have protected their physical integrity and personal autonomy in connection with their human dignity.”
  • Right to change legal gender becomes legal, no restrictions.
    Starting July 1, 2025, updating legal gender on official records will become much easier. People 16 and up will be able to switch their legal gender, however anybody that is under the age of 18 will need permission from their parents, a doctor, and the National Board of Health and Welfare. When the law goes into effect, transgender people won't need a diagnosis of "gender dysphoria" anymore in order to legally change their gender.
  • March 22
    Conversion therapy becomes banned.
    On March 22nd, 2024, New South Wales passed a bill that would ban conversion therapy for sexual orientation and gender identity; effective twelve months later.
  • January 1
    Same-sex adoption becomes second parent adoption only.
    The new law on registered partnerships also allows gay couples to adopt their partner’s child.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes civil unions (marriage rights).
    A law that gives registered partnerships the same rights as marriage passed and it will come into effect in 2025.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal.
    On March 8th, 2024, the Liechtenstein government unanimously approved the legislation of gay marriage. The bill was passed in May 2024 and set to go into effect on January 1st, 2025.