Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Costa Rica

Equality Index ?
30 / 100
66 / 100
Legal Index ?
42 / 100
83 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
17 / 100
49 / 100
Homosexual activityLegalLegal
Since 2002
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Since 2020
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Gender-affirming careLegal, but banned for minorsLegal
Since 1997
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedRecognized
Since 2018
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
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedN/A
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Since 2007
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalEqual
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