Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & China

Equality Index ?
32 / 100
49 / 100
Legal Index ?
44 / 100
51 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
20 / 100
47 / 100
Homosexual activityLegalLegal
Since 1997
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Civil unions (limited rights)
Since 2017
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipState-enforced
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires surgery
Since 1986
Gender-affirming careLegal, but banned for minorsLegal
Since 2002
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Since 2018
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownAmbiguous
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedAmbiguous
Since 1949
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2012
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalEqual
Since 1949
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