Compare LGBT Rights in Australia & Costa Rica

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
65 / 100
Legal Index ?
90 / 100
82 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
64 / 100
49 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1997
Legal
Since 2002
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2017
Legal
Since 2020
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderVaries by Region
Since 2017
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Legal
Since 1997
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2011
Ambiguous
Since 2022
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 1986
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
Sexual orientation only
Since 2016
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1997
No protections
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2018
Legal
Since 2020
Intersex infant surgeryVaries by Region
Since 2023
Not banned
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1992
N/A
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2021
Legal
Since 2007
Conversion therapyVaries by RegionNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2016
Equal
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