May 182017
 

All 49 countries in Europe have been ranked for LGBTI rights
Rainbow Europe released its LGBTI-friendly list on May 17, 2017.   It is interesting to note that out of the 49 countries only 18 have full marriage equality – and one – Estonia – recognizes same-sex marriages entered into overseas.

Rainbow Europe Map 2017

Topping this year’s list is Malta, with 88% equality.

At the bottom of the list sits Azerbaijan, where the LGBTI community is deemed 5% equal to their straight and cisgender counterparts.

Scandinavian Countries Drop in Popularity.

Norway still scores 78% but Sweden which was fourth in popularity in 2012, has now dropped to 12th place.

 

The Netherlands, who were the first country in the world to open marriage to same-sex couples, just about made the top 10.

While they are currently discussing laws inclusive of families with more than two parents, the Dutch Constitution and the country’s hate crime laws do not explicitly protect LGBTI people.

Here is the full list:

1 Malta 88%        2 Norway 78%        3 United Kingdom 76%        4 Belgium 72%

5 France 71%       6 Portugal 69%      7 Finland 68%         8 Denmark 68%

9 Spain 67%       10 The Netherlands 64%      11 Croatia 62%     12 Sweden 60%

13 Austria 56%       14 Germany 54%        15 Ireland 52%

16 Greece 47%        17 Iceland 47%       18 Luxembourg 46%      19 Hungary 45%

20 Slovenia 44%     21 Montenegro 39%      22 Andorra 35%     23 Estonia 33%

24 Albania 33%      25 Bosnia&Herzegovina 31%      26 Switzerland 31%

27 Kosovo* 30%       28 Serbia 30%     29 Czech Republic 29%    30 Cyprus 29%

31 Slovakia 28%       32 Italy 27%       33 Georgia 26%      34 Bulgaria 23%

35 Romania 21%      36 Ukraine 19%     37 Poland 18%     38 Liechtenstein 18%

39 Lithuania 17%        40 Latvia 17%       41 FYR Macedonia 16%

42 Belarus 13%       43 Moldova 13%     44 San Marino 12%     45 Monaco 10%

46 Turkey 9%       47 Armenia 7%      48 Russia 6%      49 Azerbaijan 5%

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