Compare LGBT Rights in Bahamas & Costa Rica

Equality Index ?
30 / 100
68 / 100
Legal Index ?
45 / 100
86 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
16 / 100
50 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1991
Legal
Since 2002
Same-sex marriageBannedLegal
Since 2020
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedAmbiguous
Since 2022
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsIllegal in some contexts
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation only
Since 2016
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2017
Legal
Since 2020
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1998
N/A
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalEqual
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
11% Approve
0%
36% Approve
0%
Approval of equal rights for gender minorities (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
23% Approve
0%
55% Approve
0%
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
Region not surveyed
62% Good Place
0%
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
Region not surveyed
35% Approve
65% Disapprove
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
Region not surveyed
57% Approve
44% Disapprove
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
33% Yes
40% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
61% Good place
33% Not a good place
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