Compare LGBT Rights in Afghanistan & Latvia

Equality Index ?
1 / 100
51 / 100
Legal Index ?
0 / 100
65 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
2 / 100
38 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1976
Legal
Since 1992
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1971
Civil unions (limited rights)
Since 2022
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishment
Since 2021
No censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2009
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2006
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
Sexual orientation only
Since 2006
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
No protections
Since 2006
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Serving openly in militaryIllegalLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Since 2017
Equal age of consentN/AEqual
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
Region not surveyed
35% Good Place
0%
Belief that LGBTI+ is “an immoral and decadent ideology”
(GLOBSEC, March 2023 )
Region not surveyed
51% Disagree
35% Agree
Acceptance of LGBTI+ people’s rights
(GLOBSEC, March 2023 )
Region not surveyed
40% Agree
46% Disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
13% Justifiable
58% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
59% Did not mention homosexuals
38% Mentioned homosexuals
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
43% Rare
30% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
43% Rare
20% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
25% Agree
68% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
42% Yes
42% No
Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
Region not surveyed
16% Favor
77% Oppose
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (Eastern/Central Europe)
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
Region not surveyed
19% Yes
70% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
2% Good place
89% Not a good place
20% Good place
45% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
8% Justifiable
64% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
41% Did not mention homosexuals
59% Mentioned homosexuals
Full DetailsFull Details

Full details about each issue can be found on each region's page. Data missing from the above chart? You can help! Sign up or log in to contribute information to Equaldex!

Share This Comparison