Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Costa Rica

Equality Index ?
32 / 100
68 / 100
Legal Index ?
45 / 100
86 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
50 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegalLegal
Since 2002
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Legal
Since 2020
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedAmbiguous
Since 2022
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Sexual orientation only
Since 2016
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyLegal
Since 2020
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedN/A
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalEqual
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
Region not surveyed
36% Approve
0%
Approval of equal rights for gender minorities (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
Region not surveyed
55% Approve
0%
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
20% Good Place
0%
62% Good Place
0%
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
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
33% Yes
40% No
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
61% Good place
33% Not a good place
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