Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Mauritania

Equality Index ?
52 / 100
8 / 100
Legal Index ?
70 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
16 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
31% Good Place
0%
17% Good Place
0%
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
5% Good place
91% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1983
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Not legal
Since 1983
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Illegal
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 discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
No protections
Since 1991
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Since 1983
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Illegal
Since 1983
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Ambiguous
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
Since 1983
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