Countries that respect the rights of gays and lesbians, where the attitude towards LGBT tolerant, and which legalized same-sex marriage are the happiest countries in the world. This is evidenced by the so-called “Better Life Index”, compiled annually by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). This is – a list that includes the state with the highest economic performance, quality of life, income, health and safety. Total in compiling the Index evaluated 11 such indicators.
Of course, the happiness of the nation as a whole in the first place is not measured by the support of LGBT people, but in all of the happiest countries respected the rights of gays and there are laws that protect them from discrimination.
Jose Angel Gurria Trevino, OECD secretary-general, said: “Better Life Index” goes beyond the dry numbers like exact percentage of GDP: it was drawn up to contribute to a real understanding of what is important for people what they They want and what is necessary for life itself and the communities in which they live”.
The top 10 happiest countries includes Canada, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and the Netherlands – states that allow same-sex couples to marry. Not bad feels and the inhabitants of Australia, the USA, Switzerland and the UK – countries that legalized same-sex civil partnerships or marriages in individual federal territories. These states have also hit the top ten. In all of these countries have laws to protect LGBT people from discrimination based on sexual orientation.