Compare LGBT Rights in Bahamas & United States

Equality Index ?
30 / 100
76 / 100
Legal Index ?
45 / 100
90 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
16 / 100
61 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1991
Legal
Since 2003
Same-sex marriageBannedLegal
Since 2015
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipVaries by Region
Since 2021
Right to change legal genderIllegalVaries by Region
Since 2016
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedRecognized
Since 2022
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsIllegal in some contexts
Since 2021
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2020
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsVaries by Region
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2017
Legal
Since 2017
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1998
Legal
Since 2021
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Since 2023
Conversion therapyNot bannedVaries by Region
Equal age of consentUnequalEqual
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
11% Approve
0%
Region not surveyed
Approval of equal rights for gender minorities (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
23% Approve
0%
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
Region not surveyed
81% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
Region not surveyed
63% Favor
34% Oppose
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
64% Strongly/somewhat agree
26% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
68% Support marriage or legal recognition
17% Against
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
66% Strongly/somewhat agree
23% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
18% Not much/not at all
64% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
72% Strongly/somewhat agree
17% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
45% Strongly/somewhat agree
42% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
40% Strongly/somewhat agree
45% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
41% Strongly/somewhat agree
43% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
37% Strongly/somewhat agree
49% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
44% Justifiable
25% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
81% Did not mention homosexuals
13% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
72% Support
15% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
72% Agree
22% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
53% Agree
17% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
Region not surveyed
72% Yes
21% No
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
Region not surveyed
61% Approve
39% Disapprove
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
Region not surveyed
73% Approve
27% Disapprove
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
46% Yes
31% No
Support for gender-affirming surgery
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, July-August 2016)
Region not surveyed
73% Support
18% Oppose
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
45% Yes
33% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
32% Justifiable
31% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
80% Did not mention homosexuals
20% Mentioned homosexuals
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
60% Yes
33% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
70% Good place
22% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
20% Justifiable
38% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
74% Did not mention homosexuals
25% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
24% Justifiable
39% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
77% Did not mention homosexuals
23% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
15% Justifiable
50% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
71% Did not mention homosexuals
29% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
Region not surveyed
9% Justifiable
62% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
Region not surveyed
61% Did not mention homosexuals
39% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1981-1984)
Region not surveyed
6% Justifiable
72% Not justifiable
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