Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Democratic Republic of the Congo

Equality Index ?
31 / 100
22 / 100
Legal Index ?
44 / 100
34 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
10 / 100
Homosexual activityLegalLegal
Since 1940
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Banned
Since 2006
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipAmbiguous
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Gender-affirming careLegal, but banned for minorsRestricted
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Since 1960
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Since 1960
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Since 1960
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Since 2017
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalEqual
Since 2006
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