Compare LGBT Rights in Belize & Costa Rica

Equality Index ?
78 / 100
72 / 100
Public Opinion
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
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
61% Good place
33% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2016
Legal
Since 2002
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 2003
Legal
Since 2020
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderAmbiguousLegal, surgery not required
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2016
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2016
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1998
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2016
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1998
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyLegal
Since 2020
Serving openly in militaryLegalN/A
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyAmbiguousNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2016
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