Compare LGBT Rights in Afghanistan & Costa Rica

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Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1976
Legal
Since 2002
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1971
Legal
Since 2020
Censorship of LGBT issuesImprisonment as punishment
Since 2021
No censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Gender-affirming careBannedLegal
Since 1997
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedAmbiguous
Since 2022
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
Sexual orientation only
Since 2016
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
No protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegalLegal
Since 2020
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownNot banned
Serving openly in militaryIllegalN/A
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Since 2007
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AEqual
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