Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Denmark

Equality Index ?
32 / 100
87 / 100
Legal Index ?
45 / 100
96 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
79 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegalLegal
Since 1933
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Legal
Since 2012
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, no restrictions
Since 2014
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedRecognized
Since 2014
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Illegal
Since 1996
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1996
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2017
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyLegal
Since 2009
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedLegal
Since 1987
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2020
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalEqual
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
20% Good Place
0%
84% Good Place
0%
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
83% Justifiable
6% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
97% Did not mention homosexuals
2% Mentioned homosexuals
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
66% Agree
13% Disagree
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
53% Rare
41% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
47% Rare
39% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
90% Agree
7% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
75% Yes
18% 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
70% Good place
9% Not a good place
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