Compare LGBT Rights in Cook Islands & Samoa

Equality Index ?
72 / 100
38 / 100
Legal Index ?
72 / 100
38 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?Not enough dataNot enough data
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2023
Male illegal, female legal
Since 1961
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 2000
Unrecognized
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictionsIllegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2013
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2013
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsAmbiguous
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Since 2017
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1994
N/A
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (1-year deferral)
Conversion therapyAmbiguousBanned
Since 2007
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
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