Compare LGBT Rights in Benin & Western Sahara

Equality Index ?
31 / 100
24 / 100
Legal Index ?
44 / 100
24 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
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Homosexual activityLegalIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1975
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1900
Unrecognized
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Gender-affirming careLegal, but banned for minorsLegal
Since 2016
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
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequalEqual
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