Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Libya

Equality Index ?
32 / 100
11 / 100
Legal Index ?
45 / 100
3 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
19 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegalIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1953
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Banned
Since 1953
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
Since 1951
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Since 1951
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Since 1951
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Since 1951
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedIllegal
Since 1953
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalN/A
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
1% Justifiable
92% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
37% Did not mention homosexuals
63% Mentioned homosexuals
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
5% Justifiable
79% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
24% Did not mention homosexuals
76% 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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