Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & South Africa

Equality Index ?
55 / 100
77 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
71% Support
15% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
69% Agree
23% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
Region not surveyed
54% Yes
38% No
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
36% Tolerate
57% Not tolerate
70% Tolerate
28% Not tolerate
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
43% Tolerate
56% Not tolerate
67% Tolerate
32% Not tolerate
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
32% Yes
61% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
23% Good place
73% Not a good place
49% Good place
51% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Legal
Since 1998
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1964
Legal
Since 2006
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not requiredLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 1984
Illegal
Since 1996
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1996
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1997
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyLegal
Since 2010
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2010
Legal
Since 1996
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2014
Conversion therapyNot banned
Since 2016
Unknown
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 2007
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