Compare LGBT Rights in Bhutan & Costa Rica

Equality Index ?
48 / 100
67 / 100
Legal Index ?
56 / 100
86 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
40 / 100
49 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2021
Legal
Since 2002
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 2004
Legal
Since 2020
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosisLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedAmbiguous
Since 2022
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 2006
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 2018
Sexual orientation only
Since 2016
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 2018
No protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyLegal
Since 2020
Serving openly in militaryLegalN/A
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
Region not surveyed
36% Approve
0%
Approval of equal rights for gender minorities (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
Region not surveyed
55% Approve
0%
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
Region not surveyed
62% Good Place
0%
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
Region not surveyed
35% Approve
65% Disapprove
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
Region not surveyed
57% Approve
44% Disapprove
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
33% Yes
40% No
Support for same-sex marriage (Latin America)
(PEW Research Center, October 2013–February 2014)
Region not surveyed
29% Favor
61% Oppose
Acceptance of homosexual behavior (Latin America)
(PEW Research Center, October 2013–February 2014)
Region not surveyed
13% Morally acceptable
69% Morally wrong
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
61% Good place
33% Not a good place
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