Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Costa Rica

Equality Index ?
49 / 100
65 / 100
Legal Index ?
62 / 100
82 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
49 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Legal
Since 2002
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Legal
Since 2020
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Gender-affirming careRestricted
Since 1985
Legal
Since 1997
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedAmbiguous
Since 2022
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
Sexual orientation only
Since 2016
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyLegal
Since 2020
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
N/A
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Since 2007
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
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