Compare LGBT Rights in Burkina Faso & Maldives

Equality Index ?
29 / 100
14 / 100
Legal Index ?
51 / 100
20 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
7 / 100
8 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegalIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1991
Banned
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 1991
No protections
Since 2017
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 2017
LGBT housing discriminationAmbiguous
Since 1991
No protections
Since 2017
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedDon't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1996
N/A
Public Opinion
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
1% Justifiable
96% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
15% Did not mention homosexuals
85% Mentioned homosexuals
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
8% Tolerate
91% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
5% Tolerate
95% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
5% Good place
94% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
4% Justifiable
82% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
19% Did not mention homosexuals
81% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
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