Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Italy

Equality Index ?
50 / 100
69 / 100
Legal Index ?
65 / 100
77 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
61 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Legal
Since 1890
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Civil unions (marriage rights)
Since 2016
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2015
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
Varies by Region
Since 2004
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2023
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsVaries by Region
Since 2016
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyStep-child adoption only
Since 2016
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 1986
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Since 2001
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
31% Good Place
0%
74% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
Region not surveyed
73% Favor
25% Oppose
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
64% Strongly/somewhat agree
30% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
82% Support marriage or legal recognition
9% Against
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
67% Strongly/somewhat agree
27% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
16% Not much/not at all
77% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
80% Strongly/somewhat agree
13% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
70% Strongly/somewhat agree
20% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
70% Strongly/somewhat agree
18% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
61% Strongly/somewhat agree
27% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
61% Strongly/somewhat agree
30% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
35% Justifiable
22% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
82% Did not mention homosexuals
12% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
83% Support
10% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
59% Agree
36% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
27% Agree
42% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
Region not surveyed
75% Yes
20% No
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
26% Rare
69% Widespread
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
23% Rare
66% Widespread
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
59% Agree
34% Disagree
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
Region not surveyed
43% Yes
42% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
43% Yes
35% 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
Support for gender-affirming surgery
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, July-August 2016)
Region not surveyed
73% Support
14% Oppose
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
38% Yes
42% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
74% Yes
18% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
23% Good place
73% Not a good place
63% Good place
30% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
11% Justifiable
55% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
78% Did not mention homosexuals
22% Mentioned homosexuals
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