Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Suriname

Equality Index ?
32 / 100
38 / 100
Legal Index ?
45 / 100
54 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
23 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegalLegal
Since 1910
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Unrecognized
Since 2023
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Since 2022
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Sexual orientation only
Since 2015
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Sexual orientation only
Since 2015
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedLegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalUnequal
Since 1869
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
Region not surveyed
20% Approve
0%
Approval of equal rights for gender minorities (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
Region not surveyed
26% Approve
0%
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 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
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