Compare LGBT Rights in Cape Verde & Mauritania

Equality Index ?
66 / 100
10 / 100
Legal Index ?
51 / 100
2 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
80 / 100
18 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2004
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1987
Same-sex marriageUnrecognizedBanned
Since 1983
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 2011
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2007
No protections
Since 1991
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2008
No protections
Since 1991
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2019
No protections
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Since 1983
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryAmbiguousIllegal
Since 1983
Blood donations by MSMsAmbiguousBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2016
Conversion therapyNot bannedUnknown
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2004
Since 1983
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