Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Côte d’Ivoire

Equality Index ?
50 / 100
24 / 100
Legal Index ?
65 / 100
34 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
14 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Legal
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Unrecognized
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipAmbiguous
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Illegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
No protections
Since 2000
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqualUnequal
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
31% Good Place
0%
14% Good Place
0%
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
36% Tolerate
57% Not tolerate
18% Tolerate
79% Not tolerate
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
43% Tolerate
56% Not tolerate
18% Tolerate
81% Not tolerate
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
23% Good place
73% Not a good place
4% Good place
90% Not a good place
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