Compare LGBT Rights in Burundi & Syria

Equality Index ?
10 / 100
21 / 100
Legal Index ?
9 / 100
14 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
10 / 100
27 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 2009
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1949
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 2005
Banned
Since 1949
Censorship of LGBT IssuesFine as punishmentState-enforced
Since 1949
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1964
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryIllegalDon't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AN/A
Public Opinion
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
10% Tolerate
86% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
21% Yes
56% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
36% Good place
51% Not a good place
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