Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & South Africa

Public opinion of homosexuality
(Pew Research Center, 2013)
Region not surveyed
32% support
61% against
Equality Index BETA ?
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1964
Legal
Since 1998
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1964
Legal
Since 2006
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not requiredLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyLegal
Since 2010
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 1984
Illegal
Since 1996
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1997
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1996
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2010
Legal
Since 1996
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 2007
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2014
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Banned
Since 2011
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