Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Iraq

Equality Index ?
50 / 100
14 / 100
Legal Index ?
65 / 100
6 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
22 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Ambiguous
Since 1969
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Unrecognized
Since 2003
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
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
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Illegal
Since 2007
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (1-year deferral)
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 2003
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
31% Good Place
0%
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
2% Justifiable
56% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
45% Did not mention homosexuals
55% Mentioned homosexuals
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
22% Yes
50% No
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
36% Tolerate
57% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
43% Tolerate
56% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
1% Justifiable
84% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
20% Did not mention homosexuals
80% Mentioned homosexuals
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
23% Good place
73% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
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