Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Palestine

Equality Index ?
32 / 100
6 / 100
Legal Index ?
45 / 100
7 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
6 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegalVaries by Region
Since 1951
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Unrecognized
Since 1994
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipVaries by Region
Since 2019
Right to change legal genderIllegalAmbiguous
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Since 1992
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedN/A
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Since 2014
Equal age of consentUnequalVaries by Region
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
20% Good Place
0%
4% Good Place
0%
Acceptance of homosexuality (Arab countries)
(BBC News Arabic / Arab Barometer, 2018-2019)
Region not surveyed
5% Yes
95% No / Unsure / Did Not Answer
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
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
1% Justifiable
87% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
35% Did not mention homosexuals
65% Mentioned homosexuals
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
4% Yes
93% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
4% Good place
91% Not a good place
6% Good place
80% Not a good place
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