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Gay-friendly countries named ‘happiest’ in the world

Top 10 happiest nations in the world, based on the Better Life Index, are all countries inspiring equality and the non-discrimination of gay citizens.\n

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30th May 2013 12:47

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Oceania

Countries who are highly accepting of gay people, and have very liberal societal attitudes towards homosexuality rank highest in a list of the happiest nations in the world.

The Better Life Index compiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) ranks 36 countries according to 11 equally weighted criteria including income levels, health, safety and housing.

Although a nation’s happiness is not measured primarily by support for their LGBT communities, all of the highest ranking countries are accepting of homosexuality, support equal rights and have laws protecting gay people.

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