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Top 7 European Countries for LGBT Rights

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3. Norway

Is a country being gay-friendly a sign of a happy wider population? If a recent report is to be believed, it certainly may play a part.

Norway ranked high among the Our Better Life Index, which attempts to rate how happy each nation’s population is.

While the index doesn’t specifically assess for LGBT rights, there was an observable weak correlation between those countries that are more accepting of gay rights and their achieving a higher ranking in terms of happiness.

The main exception was the United Kingdom, which scored relatively lowly but, as you will see, has reason to be happy on the LGBT rights front.

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Image credit: Thinkstock. All infographics courtesy of ILGA Europe used under the Creative Commons Attribution License.

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5:27PM PDT on May 28, 2014

Yay for these countries. Nice to see more and more countries legalize same sex marriage.

Same-sex marriage: How many countries allow gay marriage?

2:56PM PST on Feb 14, 2014

Yay us!

12:35PM PDT on Jun 10, 2013

Thanks for sharing!

4:16AM PDT on Jun 9, 2013

Not surprised by this at all, but I am a bit surprised about Norway. Thought they have strong roots with Christianity.

3:20AM PDT on Jun 9, 2013

All things are relative.I live in Scotland and we've got a long way to go.

3:18PM PDT on Jun 8, 2013

It's good to see people accepting the difference, even if it is slowly!

As Mary L, I too am surprised not to see Netherlands on the list!

11:35AM PDT on Jun 8, 2013

I agree Mary. I was surprised not to see the Netherlands on this list. France was an even bigger surprise that they made it!

7:46AM PDT on Jun 8, 2013

thanks for the info....still more work to do!

7:34AM PDT on Jun 8, 2013

Good

7:33AM PDT on Jun 8, 2013

Let's act now

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