Compare LGBT Rights in Costa Rica & El Salvador

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72 / 100
54 / 100
Public Opinion
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?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
34% Yes
62% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
61% Good place
33% Not a good place
44% Good place
50% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2002
Legal
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, surgery not requiredAmbiguous
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2015
Illegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1998
Sexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1998
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2020
Illegal
Serving openly in militaryN/ADon't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Since 2000
Conversion therapyNot bannedAmbiguous
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 1974
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