Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Namibia

Equality Index ?
31 / 100
40 / 100
Legal Index ?
44 / 100
47 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
34 / 100
Homosexual activityLegalMale illegal, female legal
Since 1990
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Since 2023
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires surgery
Gender-affirming careLegal, but banned for minorsLegal
Since 2015
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2021
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Sexual orientation only
Since 2021
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Sexual orientation only
Since 2021
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyLegal
Since 2023
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedAmbiguous
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalFemale equal, male N/A
Since 1990
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