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Culture > Sexuality > Homosexuality Stats: compare key data on Switzerland & United Kingdom

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  • Anti-discrimination laws: Anti-discrimination (sexual orientation).

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  • LGBT individual may petition to adopt a child: LGBT individual may petition to adopt.

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  • Legality of homosexual acts: Same-sex sexual activity.

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  • Recognition of gay relationships: Recognition of relationships.

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  • Same-sex adoption: Same-sex adoption.

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  • Same-sex couple may jointly petition to adopt a child: Same-sex couple may jointly petition.

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  • Same-sex couples are allowed to foster or stepchild foster: Same-sex couples are allowed to foster or stepchild foster.

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  • Same-sex marriage: Same-sex marriage.

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  • Same-sex partner may petition to adopt partner's child: Same-sex partner may petition to adopt partner's child.

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STAT Switzerland United Kingdom
Anti-discrimination laws Bans some anti-gay discrimination All
LGBT individual may petition to adopt a child Yes Yes
Legality of homosexual acts Legal ( Geneva , Vaud , Valais and Ticino : since 1798 Nationwide since 1942) UN decl. sign. Legal in England and Wales since 1967 in Scotland since 1981 in Northern Ireland since 1982 UN decl. sign.
Recognition of gay relationships Registered partnership since 2007 Yes (since 2005)
Same-sex adoption / Biological step-child adoption only. Yes (since 2002 in England and Wales, 2009 in Scotland and 2013 in Northern Ireland)
Same-sex couple may jointly petition to adopt a child No Yes
Same-sex couples are allowed to foster or stepchild foster Yes Yes
Same-sex marriage (proposed) / ( Since 2013 in England and Wales. Under consideration in Scotland, not in Northern Ireland )
Same-sex partner may petition to adopt partner's child No Yes

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