Compare LGBT Rights in Bulgaria & Costa Rica

Equality Index ?
42 / 100
68 / 100
Legal Index ?
61 / 100
86 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
24 / 100
50 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1968
Legal
Since 2002
Same-sex marriageBannedLegal
Since 2020
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Since 1990
No censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2023
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedAmbiguous
Since 2022
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2023
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation only
Since 2016
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2023
No protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyLegal
Since 2020
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2004
N/A
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2002
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)
23% Good Place
0%
62% Good Place
0%
Belief that LGBTI+ is “an immoral and decadent ideology”
(GLOBSEC, March 2023 )
36% Disagree
53% Agree
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of LGBTI+ people’s rights
(GLOBSEC, March 2023 )
21% Agree
69% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
4% Justifiable
66% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
31% Did not mention homosexuals
60% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
10% Agree
60% Disagree
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
32% Yes
48% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
45% Rare
29% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
40% Rare
23% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
20% Agree
71% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
12% Yes
60% No
Region not surveyed
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
Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
18% Favor
79% Oppose
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (Eastern/Central Europe)
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
31% Yes
61% No
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
27% Good place
34% Not a good place
61% Good place
33% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
15% Justifiable
45% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
50% Did not mention homosexuals
50% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
10% Justifiable
48% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
59% Did not mention homosexuals
41% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
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