Compare LGBT Rights in Afghanistan & Suriname

Equality Index ?
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38 / 100
Legal Index ?
0 / 100
54 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
2 / 100
23 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1976
Legal
Since 1910
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1971
Unrecognized
Since 2023
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishment
Since 2021
No censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Since 2022
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
Sexual orientation only
Since 2015
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
Sexual orientation only
Since 2015
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Serving openly in militaryIllegalLegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AUnequal
Since 1869
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
Region not surveyed
20% Approve
0%
Approval of equal rights for gender minorities (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
Region not surveyed
26% Approve
0%
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
2% Good place
89% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
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