Compare LGBT Rights in Afghanistan & Ecuador

Equality Index ?
1 / 100
60 / 100
Legal Index ?
0 / 100
82 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
2 / 100
38 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1976
Legal
Since 1997
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1971
Legal
Since 2019
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishment
Since 2021
No censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, no restrictions
Since 2016
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
Illegal
Since 1998
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
Sexual orientation only
Since 2015
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
No protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Since 2008
Serving openly in militaryIllegalLegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyNot bannedBanned
Since 2014
Equal age of consentN/AEqual
Since 1997
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
Region not surveyed
26% Approve
0%
Approval of equal rights for gender minorities (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
Region not surveyed
46% Approve
0%
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
Region not surveyed
44% Good Place
0%
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
14% Justifiable
53% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
69% Did not mention homosexuals
32% Mentioned homosexuals
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
28% Agree
44% Disagree
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
Region not surveyed
33% Approve
67% Disapprove
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
Region not surveyed
41% Approve
59% Disapprove
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
27% Yes
49% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
25% Yes
56% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
6% Justifiable
65% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
61% Did not mention homosexuals
39% Mentioned homosexuals
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
2% Good place
89% Not a good place
52% Good place
40% Not a good place
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