Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Malaysia

Equality Index ?
49 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
62 / 100
8 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
19 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1826
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Banned
Since 1826
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipState-enforced
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Illegal
Since 1983
Gender-affirming careRestricted
Since 1985
Restricted
Since 1997
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
No protections
Since 1826
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1826
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Since 1826
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
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