Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Laos

Equality Index ?
50 / 100
49 / 100
Legal Index ?
65 / 100
51 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
47 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Legal
Since 1990
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Unrecognized
Since 1990
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2009
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
No protections
Since 1953
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
No protections
Since 1953
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1953
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyAmbiguous
Since 1990
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Ambiguous
Since 2012
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
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%
47% Good Place
0%
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
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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