Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Mauritania

Equality Index ?
32 / 100
8 / 100
Legal Index ?
45 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
16 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegalIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1983
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Banned
Since 1983
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
Since 1991
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Since 1991
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Since 1991
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Since 1983
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedIllegal
Since 1983
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalN/A
Since 1983
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
20% Good Place
0%
17% Good Place
0%
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
5% Good place
91% Not a good place
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