Compare LGBT Rights in Costa Rica

Equality Index ?
72 / 100
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
35% Approve
65% Disapprove
Acceptance of Gay People in Public Office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
57% Approve
44% Disapprove
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
61% Good place
33% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2002
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2020
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Legal recognition of non-binary genderAmbiguous
Since 2022
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1998
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1998
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2020
Serving openly in militaryN/A
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
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