Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Iran

Equality Index ?
31 / 100
6 / 100
Legal Index ?
44 / 100
10 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
3 / 100
Homosexual activityLegalIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1979
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Banned
Since 1979
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipOther punishment
Since 2013
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires surgery
Since 1987
Gender-affirming careLegal, but banned for minorsLegal
Since 2013
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Since 1979
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Since 1979
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Since 1979
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalN/A
Since 1979
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