Compare LGBT Rights in Cape Verde & Gambia

Equality Index ?
69 / 100
9 / 100
Public Opinion
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
80% Tolerate
20% Not tolerate
3% Tolerate
96% Not tolerate
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
74% Tolerate
25% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2004
Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
Since 2014
Same-sex marriageUnrecognizedNot legal
Since 2005
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2007
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2008
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationAmbiguousNo protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryAmbiguousIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsAmbiguousBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2004
N/A
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