Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Maldives

Equality Index ?
32 / 100
14 / 100
Legal Index ?
45 / 100
20 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
8 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegalIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Banned
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Since 2017
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Since 2017
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Since 2017
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedDon't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
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
96% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
15% Did not mention homosexuals
85% 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
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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