Compare LGBT Rights in British Virgin Islands & Sri Lanka

Equality Index ?
66 / 100
28 / 100
Legal Index ?
66 / 100
20 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?Not enough data
37 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2001
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1885
Same-sex marriageUnrecognizedBanned
Since 1885
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2016
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2007
No protections
Since 2014
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2007
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2007
No protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Since 2017
Serving openly in militaryLegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2001
N/A
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
Region not surveyed
24% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
Region not surveyed
23% Favor
69% Oppose
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
6% Good place
30% Not a good place
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