Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & United States

Equality Index ?
30 / 100
72 / 100
Legal Index ?
42 / 100
86 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
18 / 100
58 / 100
Homosexual activityLegalLegal
Since 2003
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Since 2015
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipVaries by Region
Since 2021
Right to change legal genderIllegalVaries by Region
Since 2022
Gender-affirming careLegal, but banned for minorsVaries by Region
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedRecognized
Since 2022
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Varies by Region
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2020
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1900
Varies by Region
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyLegal
Since 2017
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedVaries by Region
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedLegal
Since 2021
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Since 2023
Conversion therapyNot bannedVaries by Region
Equal age of consentUnequalEqual
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