Compare LGBT Rights in British Virgin Islands & Costa Rica

Equality Index ?
66 / 100
68 / 100
Legal Index ?
66 / 100
86 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?Not enough data
50 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2001
Legal
Since 2002
Same-sex marriageUnrecognizedLegal
Since 2020
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownAmbiguous
Since 2022
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2007
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2007
Sexual orientation only
Since 2016
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2007
No protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyLegal
Since 2020
Serving openly in militaryLegalN/A
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2001
Equal
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
Region not surveyed
36% Approve
0%
Approval of equal rights for gender minorities (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
Region not surveyed
55% Approve
0%
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
Region not surveyed
62% Good Place
0%
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
Region not surveyed
35% Approve
65% Disapprove
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
Region not surveyed
57% Approve
44% Disapprove
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
33% Yes
40% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
61% Good place
33% Not a good place
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