Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Mauritania

Equality Index ?
50 / 100
11 / 100
Legal Index ?
59 / 100
2 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
41 / 100
19 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1987
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Banned
Since 1983
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Illegal
Gender-affirming careRestricted
Since 1985
Banned
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
No protections
Since 1991
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
No protections
Since 1991
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Since 1983
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Illegal
Since 1983
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2016
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Unknown
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
Since 1983
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