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Family 2024 Main Findings

20

20 countries in Europe have marriage equality.

18

Same-sex couples in 18 countries have no legal protection for their partnerships.

19

19 countries still have constitutional limitations on marriage.

22

Same-sex couples can legally apply for joint adoption in 22 countries.

17

In 17 countries, couples (regardless of the partners’ sexual orientation and/or gender identity) can get fertility treatment for medically assisted insemination.

26

In 26 countries, single people (regardless of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity) can get fertility treatment for medically assisted insemination.

17

Medically assisted insemination is available for couples in 17 countries and 26 countries for single people.  

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Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine have zero protection for family rights.

Belgium, Malta and Sweden sit on top of the ranking on family, fulfilling all our criteria.

Trans parenthood is recognised only in Belgium, Finland, Iceland, Malta, Slovenia and Sweden.

Index by Criteria

The table displays the status of all criteria for each country on the rainbow map research.

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  • Does not Comply

Below, when selecting a criterion, all countries are grouped based on their status relative to that criterion, and the map is colored in accordance.

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