Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Sudan

Equality Index ?
32 / 100
12 / 100
Legal Index ?
45 / 100
7 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
18 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegalIllegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
Since 2020
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Banned
Since 1991
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipState-enforced
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Since 1956
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Since 1956
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Since 1956
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalUnknown
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalN/A
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
20% Good Place
0%
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuality (Arab countries)
(BBC News Arabic / Arab Barometer, 2018-2019)
Region not surveyed
17% Yes
83% No / Unsure / Did Not Answer
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
22% Tolerate
77% Not tolerate
14% Tolerate
82% Not tolerate
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
17% Tolerate
80% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
29% Yes
43% No
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
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