Compare LGBT Rights in Barbados & Costa Rica

Equality Index ?
63 / 100
71 / 100
Legal Index ?
59 / 100
86 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
67 / 100
57 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
Region not surveyed
62% Good Place
0%
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
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
61% Good place
33% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2022
Legal
Since 2002
Same-sex marriageForeign same-sex marriages recognized only
Since 2018
Legal
Since 2020
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, surgery not required
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedAmbiguous
Since 2022
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contextsIllegal in some contexts
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2020
Sexual orientation only
Since 2016
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyLegal
Since 2020
Serving openly in militaryLegalN/A
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyAmbiguousNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2022
Equal
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