Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Norway

Equality Index ?
32 / 100
88 / 100
Legal Index ?
45 / 100
90 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
85 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegalLegal
Since 1972
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Legal
Since 2009
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, no restrictions
Since 2016
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Illegal
Since 1981
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1981
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyLegal
Since 2009
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedLegal
Since 2001
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (1-year deferral)
Since 2017
Conversion therapyNot bannedBanned
Since 2023
Equal age of consentUnequalEqual
Since 1972
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
20% Good Place
0%
90% Good Place
0%
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
76% Justifiable
10% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
96% Did not mention homosexuals
3% Mentioned homosexuals
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
70% Agree
16% Disagree
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
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
66% Justifiable
11% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
94% Did not mention homosexuals
6% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
40% Justifiable
34% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
86% Did not mention homosexuals
14% Mentioned homosexuals
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