Compare LGBT Rights in Australia & Mauritania

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
8 / 100
Legal Index ?
90 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
64 / 100
16 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1997
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1983
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2017
Banned
Since 1983
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderVaries by Region
Since 2017
Illegal
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Banned
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2011
Unknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 1986
No protections
Since 1991
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
No protections
Since 1991
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1997
No protections
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2018
Illegal
Since 1983
Intersex infant surgeryVaries by Region
Since 2023
Unknown
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1992
Illegal
Since 1983
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2021
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2016
Conversion therapyVaries by RegionUnknown
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2016
N/A
Since 1983
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