Compare LGBT Rights in Burkina Faso & Mauritania

Equality Index ?
29 / 100
8 / 100
Legal Index ?
52 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
7 / 100
16 / 100
Homosexual activityLegalIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1983
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1991
Since 1983
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Gender-affirming careLegal, but banned for minorsBanned
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedUnknown
LGBT discriminationUnknownNo protections
Since 1991
LGBT employment discriminationUnknownNo protections
Since 1991
LGBT housing discriminationAmbiguous
Since 1991
No protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Since 1983
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people bannedIllegal
Since 1983
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2016
Conversion therapyNot bannedUnknown
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1996
Since 1983
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