Compare LGBT Rights in Cape Verde & Ghana

Equality Index ?
65 / 100
9 / 100
Legal Index ?
52 / 100
11 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
77 / 100
8 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
Region not surveyed
7% Good Place
0%
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
80% Tolerate
20% Not tolerate
7% Tolerate
93% Not tolerate
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
74% Tolerate
25% Not tolerate
11% Tolerate
89% Not tolerate
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
12% Yes
76% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
2% Justifiable
95% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
20% Did not mention homosexuals
80% Mentioned homosexuals
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
3% Yes
96% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
3% Good place
92% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
4% Justifiable
88% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
21% Did not mention homosexuals
79% Mentioned homosexuals
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2004
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 2024
Same-sex marriageUnrecognizedNot legal
Since 1960
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipState-enforced
Since 2024
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2007
No protections
Since 1992
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2008
Ambiguous
Since 2018
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2019
No protections
Since 2018
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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