Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Namibia

Equality Index ?
49 / 100
53 / 100
Legal Index ?
59 / 100
64 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
39 / 100
42 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Since 2024
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Since 2023
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Legal, but requires surgery
Gender-affirming careRestricted
Since 1985
Since 2015
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2021
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
Sexual orientation only
Since 2021
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation only
Since 2021
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyLegal
Since 2023
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 2024
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