Compare LGBT Rights in Costa Rica & El Salvador

Equality Index ?
72 / 100
45 / 100
Legal Index ?
86 / 100
48 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
58 / 100
41 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
62% Good Place
47% Good Place
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
35% Approve
65% Disapprove
19% Approve
81% Disapprove
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
57% Approve
44% Disapprove
34% Approve
66% Disapprove
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
34% Yes
62% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
61% Good place
33% Not a good place
44% Good place
50% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
7% Justifiable
83% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
22% Did not mention homosexuals
78% Mentioned homosexuals
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2002
Since 1974
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2020
Unrecognized, same-sex marriage and civil unions banned
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Since 2017
Legal recognition of non-binary genderAmbiguous
Since 2022
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2015
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2016
Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2020
Serving openly in militaryN/ADon't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 1974
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