Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Latvia

Equality Index ?
49 / 100
51 / 100
Legal Index ?
62 / 100
63 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
40 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Legal
Since 1992
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Civil unions (limited rights)
Since 2022
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2012
Gender-affirming careRestricted
Since 1985
Legal
Since 1996
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2006
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
Sexual orientation only
Since 2006
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 2006
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Not banned
Since 2017
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
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