Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Japan

Equality Index ?
31 / 100
63 / 100
Legal Index ?
44 / 100
70 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
56 / 100
Homosexual activityLegalLegal
Since 1881
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Varies by Region
Since 2023
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2022
Gender-affirming careLegal, but banned for minorsLegal
Since 1995
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Varies by Region
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyAmbiguous
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedLegal
Since 1947
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2011
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalEqual
Since 1947
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