Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Malawi

Equality Index ?
31 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
44 / 100
22 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
4 / 100
Homosexual activityLegalIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1930
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Banned
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Gender-affirming careLegal, but banned for minorsRestricted
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Illegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Ambiguous
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Ambiguous
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalN/A
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