Compare LGBT Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina & Serbia

Equality Index ?
46 / 100
47 / 100
Legal Index ?
65 / 100
65 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
28 / 100
30 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2003
Legal
Since 1994
Same-sex marriageUnrecognizedBanned
Since 2006
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2016
Illegal
Since 2009
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2016
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2009
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2016
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2021
Same-sex adoptionIllegalIllegal
Since 2005
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2006
Legal
Since 2008
Blood donations by MSMsVaries by Region
Since 2012
Banned (6-month deferral)
Since 2007
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 2006
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
6% Good Place
0%
18% Good Place
0%
Acceptance of having an LGBT+ child (Western Balkans)
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, December 2022-January 2023)
22% Support
71% Not Support
22% Support
73% Not Support
Belief that being LGBTI is a sickness (Western Balkans)
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, December 2022-January 2023)
40% Disagree
54% Agree
42% Disagree
52% Agree
Agreement that LGBT people deserve equal rights (Western Balkans)
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, December 2022-January 2023)
63% Agree
35% Disagree
69% Agree
28% Disagree
Acceptance of same-sex marriage (Western Balkins)
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, December 2022-January 2023)
26% Acceptable
71% Unacceptable
24% Acceptable
73% Unacceptable
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
5% Justifiable
88% Not justifiable
10% Justifiable
67% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
44% Did not mention homosexuals
53% Mentioned homosexuals
45% Did not mention homosexuals
52% Mentioned homosexuals
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
12% Agree
69% Disagree
7% Agree
72% Disagree
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
21% Yes
55% No
Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
13% Favor
84% Oppose
12% Favor
83% Oppose
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (Eastern/Central Europe)
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
13% Yes
82% No
21% Yes
75% No
Acceptance of having an LGBT+ child (Western Balkans)
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, 2015)
8% Support
53% Not Support
12% Support
56% Not Support
Belief that being LGBTI is a sickness (Western Balkans)
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, 2015)
0% Disagree
59% Agree
0% Disagree
53% Agree
Acceptance of same-sex marriage (Western Balkins)
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, 2015)
9% Acceptable
86% Unacceptable
9% Acceptable
89% Unacceptable
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
10% Good place
70% Not a good place
11% Good place
70% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
26% Justifiable
42% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
31% Did not mention homosexuals
69% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
3% Justifiable
82% Not justifiable
3% Justifiable
76% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
36% Did not mention homosexuals
64% Mentioned homosexuals
51% Did not mention homosexuals
49% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
3% Justifiable
82% Not justifiable
5% Justifiable
71% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
44% Did not mention homosexuals
56% Mentioned homosexuals
26% Did not mention homosexuals
74% Mentioned homosexuals
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