Compare LGBT Rights in Bahrain & Namibia

Equality Index ?
36 / 100
40 / 100
Legal Index ?
31 / 100
47 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
42 / 100
34 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1976
Male illegal, female legal
Since 1990
Same-sex marriageBannedForeign same-sex marriages recognized only
Since 2023
Censorship of LGBT issuesImprisonment as punishment
Since 1976
No censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2014
Legal, but requires surgery
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1997
Legal
Since 2015
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2021
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
Sexual orientation only
Since 2021
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
Sexual orientation only
Since 2021
Same-sex adoptionIllegalLegal
Since 2023
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryUnknownAmbiguous
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnknownFemale equal, male N/A
Since 1990
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