Compare LGBT Rights in Botswana & Syria

Equality Index ?
50 / 100
21 / 100
Legal Index ?
65 / 100
14 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
27 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2019
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1949
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1964
Banned
Since 1949
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipState-enforced
Since 1949
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2017
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2019
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2010
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1964
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2010
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
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
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
21% Yes
56% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
23% Good place
73% Not a good place
36% Good place
51% Not a good place
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