Sweden: Europe’s Most Pro-Gay Country?

Published Date Author: , June 2nd, 2010

ILGA-Europe – the European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association – has named Sweden as Europe’s most pro-gay country.

The scale ranked countries based on a point system, with positive points awarded to countries with such benchmarks as legal recognition of same-sex partnerships, anti-discrimination protection, and coverage of homophobia in hate speech and crime legislation. Points are knocked off a country’s score for having legal bans of homosexual acts, unequal ages of consent, and histories of peaceful assembly rights violations.

Sweden, the lovely Scandinavian home of Dag Hammarskjöld, Ingmar Bergman, and Pippi Longstocking, came in on top with a perfect score of ten points.

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