Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Macau

Equality Index ?
50 / 100
54 / 100
Legal Index ?
65 / 100
69 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
40 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Legal
Since 1995
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Unrecognized
Since 2013
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Legal, no restrictions
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2008
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2008
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 2008
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Since 2017
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Legal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (1-year deferral)
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 1996
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
21% Justifiable
26% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
55% Did not mention homosexuals
42% Mentioned homosexuals
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
47% Agree
14% Disagree
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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