Compare LGBT Rights in Barbados & Ghana

Equality Index ?
63 / 100
7 / 100
Legal Index ?
58 / 100
5 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
67 / 100
9 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2022
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 2024
Same-sex marriageForeign same-sex marriages recognized only
Since 2018
Banned
Since 1960
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Since 2024
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contextsNo protections
Since 1992
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2020
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 2018
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryLegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2022
N/A
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
Region not surveyed
7% Good Place
0%
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
20% Yes
60% No
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
Region not surveyed
11% Tolerate
89% Not tolerate
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
Region not surveyed
7% Tolerate
93% Not tolerate
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
12% Yes
76% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
2% Justifiable
95% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
20% Did not mention homosexuals
80% Mentioned homosexuals
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
3% Yes
96% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
3% Good place
92% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
4% Justifiable
88% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
21% Did not mention homosexuals
79% Mentioned homosexuals
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