Europe map same sex marriage

What ever your take is on same sex marriage, this map shows has an interesting insight into the views of different countries in Europe. The legend ranges from dark blue countries that are extremely tolerant of the lesbian and gay right to marriage. Through Light blue countries that are somewhat tolerant, all the way through to red countries that have varying limits of intolerance towards gay marriage.

The map does not include Russia, which is known to be officially very gay intolerant.

Below we have named the countries and the relative tolerance level towards LBG marriage:

The Tolerant Countries (dark blue):
  • Iceland
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • England
  • Scotland
  • Ireland
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
  • Denmark
The Relatively Tolerant Countries (light blue):
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • Italy
  • Lichtenstein
  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Greece
  • Estonia
  • Northern Ireland
Intolerant Countries (red)
  • Poland
  • Belarus
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Slovakia
  • Ukraine
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Bulgaria

 

The status of Croatia and Hungary seems t e in flux at the moment. These two countries swing between being somewhat tolerant (light blue) and intolerant (red). this is represented by red and light blue stripes.