Compare LGBT Rights in Burundi & Namibia

Equality Index ?
10 / 100
38 / 100
Legal Index ?
9 / 100
42 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
10 / 100
34 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 2009
Male illegal, female legal
Since 1920
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 2005
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Since 2023
Censorship of LGBT IssuesFine as punishmentNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires surgery
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsIllegal in some contexts
Since 2021
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation only
Since 2021
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation only
Since 2021
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyMarried couples only
Since 2023
Serving openly in militaryIllegalAmbiguous
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AEqual
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
Region not surveyed
28% Good Place
0%
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
10% Tolerate
86% Not tolerate
55% Tolerate
44% Not tolerate
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
Region not surveyed
54% Tolerate
44% Not tolerate
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