Compare LGBT Rights in Costa Rica

Equality Index ?
68 / 100
Legal Index ?
86 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
51 / 100
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
36% Approve
0%
Approval of equal rights for gender minorities (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
55% Approve
0%
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
62% Good Place
0%
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
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian 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, no restrictions
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderAmbiguous
Since 2022
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2016
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
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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