Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Somalia

Equality Index ?
50 / 100
7 / 100
Legal Index ?
65 / 100
7 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
Not enough data
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Illegal (other penalty)
Since 1991
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Banned
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipN/A
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Illegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
Since 1960
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
No protections
Since 1962
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
No protections
Since 1962
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1962
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalAmbiguous
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
31% Good Place
0%
Region not surveyed
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
Region not surveyed
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