Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Sao Tome and Principe

Equality Index ?
31 / 100
47 / 100
Legal Index ?
44 / 100
52 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
43 / 100
Homosexual activityLegalLegal
Since 2012
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Unrecognized
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Gender-affirming careLegal, but banned for minorsLegal, but restricted for minors
Since 1984
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Illegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Sexual orientation only
Since 2019
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalEqual
Since 2012
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