Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & British Indian Ocean Territory

Equality Index ?
32 / 100
97 / 100
Legal Index ?
45 / 100
97 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
Not enough data
Law
Homosexual activityLegalLegal
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Legal
Since 2014
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, no restrictions
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Illegal
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyLegal
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedN/A
Since 1966
Blood donations by MSMsLegalAmbiguous
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalEqual
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
20% Good Place
0%
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
22% Tolerate
77% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
17% Tolerate
80% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
4% Good place
91% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
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