Compare LGBT Rights in British Virgin Islands & Jamaica

Equality Index ?
66 / 100
24 / 100
Legal Index ?
66 / 100
31 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?Not enough data
18 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2001
Male illegal, female legal
Since 1864
Same-sex marriageUnrecognizedBanned
Since 2011
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2007
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2008
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2007
Sexual orientation only
Since 2004
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2007
No protections
Since 1962
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Since 2017
Serving openly in militaryLegalLegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyNot bannedAmbiguous
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2001
N/A
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
Region not surveyed
12% Approve
0%
Approval of equal rights for gender minorities (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
Region not surveyed
20% Approve
0%
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
Region not surveyed
22% Good Place
0%
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
Region not surveyed
16% Approve
84% Disapprove
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
Region not surveyed
22% Approve
78% Disapprove
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
16% Yes
54% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
13% Yes
64% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
10% Good place
70% Not a good place
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