Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Iraq

Equality Index ?
32 / 100
14 / 100
Legal Index ?
45 / 100
6 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
22 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegalAmbiguous
Since 1969
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Unrecognized
Since 2003
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedIllegal
Since 2007
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (1-year deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalEqual
Since 2003
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
20% Good Place
0%
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
2% Justifiable
56% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
45% Did not mention homosexuals
55% Mentioned homosexuals
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
22% Yes
50% 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
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
1% Justifiable
84% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
20% Did not mention homosexuals
80% Mentioned homosexuals
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
4% Good place
91% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
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