Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Cape Verde

Equality Index ?
30 / 100
66 / 100
Legal Index ?
42 / 100
51 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
17 / 100
81 / 100
Homosexual activityLegalLegal
Since 2004
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Gender-affirming careLegal, but banned for minorsLegal
Since 2011
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2007
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Sexual orientation only
Since 2008
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Sexual orientation only
Since 2019
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedAmbiguous
Blood donations by MSMsLegalAmbiguous
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalEqual
Since 2004
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