Compare LGBT Rights in Albania & Costa Rica

Equality Index ?
49 / 100
65 / 100
Legal Index ?
69 / 100
82 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
29 / 100
49 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1995
Legal
Since 2002
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1998
Legal
Since 2020
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2009
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Gender-affirming careLegal, but restricted for minors
Since 2009
Legal
Since 1997
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedAmbiguous
Since 2022
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2010
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
Sexual orientation only
Since 2016
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
No protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2003
Legal
Since 2020
Intersex infant surgeryFull ban
Since 2020
Not banned
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2013
N/A
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2008
Legal
Since 2007
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2020
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2001
Equal
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