Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Nicaragua

Equality Index ?
32 / 100
43 / 100
Legal Index ?
45 / 100
49 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
38 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegalLegal
Since 2007
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Unrecognized
Since 1987
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
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2008
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Sexual orientation only
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Since 2017
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalEqual
Since 2007
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
Region not surveyed
37% Approve
0%
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
20% Good Place
0%
42% Good Place
0%
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
13% Justifiable
61% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
67% Did not mention homosexuals
33% Mentioned homosexuals
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
32% Agree
44% Disagree
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
Region not surveyed
25% Approve
76% Disapprove
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
Region not surveyed
42% Approve
59% Disapprove
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
28% Yes
43% No
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
54% Good place
34% Not a good place
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