Compare LGBT Rights in Bangladesh & Costa Rica

Equality Index ?
27 / 100
68 / 100
Legal Index ?
23 / 100
86 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
31 / 100
50 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
Since 1860
Legal
Since 2002
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1860
Legal
Since 2020
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforcedNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2013
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2013
Ambiguous
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 adoptionIllegalLegal
Since 2020
Serving openly in militaryIllegalN/A
Blood donations by MSMsAmbiguousLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AEqual
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
Region not surveyed
36% Approve
0%
Approval of equal rights for gender minorities (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
Region not surveyed
55% Approve
0%
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
73% Good Place
0%
62% Good Place
0%
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
0% Justifiable
89% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
20% Did not mention homosexuals
77% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
7% Agree
75% Disagree
Region not surveyed
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)
19% Good place
28% Not a good place
61% Good place
33% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
0% Justifiable
96% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
95% Did not mention homosexuals
5% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
16% Did not mention homosexuals
84% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
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