Compare LGBT Rights in Bangladesh & Sri Lanka

Equality Index ?
28 / 100
34 / 100
Legal Index ?
25 / 100
27 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
31 / 100
41 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
73% Good Place
0%
24% 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
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
19% Good place
28% Not a good place
6% Good place
30% 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
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
Since 1860
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1885
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1860
Not legal
Since 1885
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforcedNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2013
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2010
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2013
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 2014
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2017
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2017
Same-sex adoptionIllegalIllegal
Since 2017
Serving openly in militaryIllegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsAmbiguousBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
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