Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Panama

Equality Index ?
49 / 100
39 / 100
Legal Index ?
62 / 100
48 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
30 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Legal
Since 2008
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Unrecognized
Since 2018
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 1972
Gender-affirming careRestricted
Since 1985
Legal
Since 1998
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 2018
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Since 2021
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
N/A
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 2008
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