Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Pakistan

Equality Index ?
49 / 100
31 / 100
Legal Index ?
62 / 100
30 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
31 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 2018
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Since 1958
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Since 2016
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2023
Gender-affirming careRestricted
Since 1985
Legal, but restricted for minors
Since 1993
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedRecognized
Since 2023
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
Gender identity only
Since 1973
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsGender identity only
Since 1973
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
Since 1973
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