Compare LGBT Rights in Bahrain & Botswana

Equality Index ?
36 / 100
50 / 100
Legal Index ?
30 / 100
65 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
42 / 100
35 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1976
Legal
Since 2019
Same-sex marriageBannedUnrecognized
Since 1964
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforcedNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2014
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
Illegal
Since 2019
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
Sexual orientation only
Since 2010
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
No protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Serving openly in militaryUnknownLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Since 2016
Equal age of consentUnknownEqual
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
Region not surveyed
31% Good Place
0%
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
Region not surveyed
36% Tolerate
57% Not tolerate
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
Region not surveyed
43% Tolerate
56% Not tolerate
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
23% Good place
73% Not a good place
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