Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Syria

Equality Index ?
31 / 100
22 / 100
Legal Index ?
44 / 100
18 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
27 / 100
Homosexual activityLegalIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1949
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Banned
Since 1949
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipState-enforced
Since 1949
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Gender-affirming careLegal, but banned for minorsLegal
Since 1998
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
No protections
Since 1964
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedDon't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalN/A
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