Compare LGBT Rights in Bulgaria & Laos

Equality Index ?
41 / 100
48 / 100
Legal Index ?
55 / 100
49 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
27 / 100
47 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1968
Legal
Since 1990
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1991
Unrecognized
Since 1990
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorship
Since 1990
No censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2023
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2009
Gender-affirming careRestricted
Since 2005
Restricted
Since 2009
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2023
No protections
Since 1953
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
Since 1953
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2023
No protections
Since 1953
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyAmbiguous
Since 1990
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2004
Ambiguous
Since 2012
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2002
Equal
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