Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Japan

Equality Index ?
49 / 100
63 / 100
Legal Index ?
62 / 100
70 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
56 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Legal
Since 1881
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Varies by Region
Since 2023
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2022
Gender-affirming careRestricted
Since 1985
Legal
Since 1995
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
Varies by Region
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyAmbiguous
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Legal
Since 1947
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2011
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 1947
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