Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Maldives

Equality Index ?
52 / 100
16 / 100
Legal Index ?
70 / 100
24 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
8 / 100
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
1% Justifiable
96% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
15% Did not mention homosexuals
85% Mentioned homosexuals
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
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Not legal
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Ambiguous
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
No protections
Since 2017
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
No protections
Since 2017
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
No protections
Since 2017
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
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