Compare LGBT Rights in British Virgin Islands & Panama

Equality Index ?
66 / 100
37 / 100
Legal Index ?
66 / 100
44 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?Not enough data
31 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2001
Legal
Since 2007
Same-sex marriageUnrecognizedBanned
Since 1972
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2006
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2007
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2007
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2007
No protections
Since 1972
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Since 2021
Serving openly in militaryLegalN/A
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2001
Equal
Since 2008
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
35% Approve
0%
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
Region not surveyed
45% Good Place
0%
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
Region not surveyed
22% Approve
78% Disapprove
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
Region not surveyed
38% Approve
62% Disapprove
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
45% Good place
45% Not a good place
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