Compare LGBT Rights in Costa Rica & Mexico

Equality Index ?
72 / 100
75 / 100
Legal Index ?
86 / 100
92 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
58 / 100
57 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
62% Good Place
0%
69% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
Region not surveyed
63% Favor
32% Oppose
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
60% Strongly/somewhat agree
34% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
75% Support marriage or legal recognition
11% Against
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
62% Strongly/somewhat agree
32% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
14% Not much/not at all
78% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
82% Strongly/somewhat agree
12% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
63% Strongly/somewhat agree
27% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
57% Strongly/somewhat agree
35% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
55% Strongly/somewhat agree
37% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
Region not surveyed
46% Strongly/somewhat agree
44% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
19% Justifiable
43% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
77% Did not mention homosexuals
23% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
76% Support
10% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
59% Agree
34% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
42% Agree
32% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
Region not surveyed
69% Yes
24% No
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
35% Approve
65% Disapprove
51% Approve
49% Disapprove
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
57% Approve
44% Disapprove
56% Approve
44% Disapprove
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
47% Yes
32% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
20% Justifiable
47% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
77% Did not mention homosexuals
23% Mentioned homosexuals
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
61% Yes
30% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
61% Good place
33% Not a good place
53% Good place
32% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
22% Justifiable
41% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
70% Did not mention homosexuals
30% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
16% Justifiable
54% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
55% Did not mention homosexuals
45% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
8% Justifiable
66% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
60% Did not mention homosexuals
40% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
Region not surveyed
10% Justifiable
71% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
Region not surveyed
40% Did not mention homosexuals
60% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1981-1984)
Region not surveyed
8% Justifiable
82% Not justifiable
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2002
Legal
Since 2001
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2020
Legal
Since 2022
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2009
Legal recognition of non-binary genderAmbiguous
Since 2022
Recognized
Since 2023
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2015
Illegal
Since 2003
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2016
Sexual orientation only
Since 2003
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation only
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2020
Varies by Region
Since 2010
Serving openly in militaryN/ALesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2012
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Since 2012
Conversion therapyNot bannedVaries by Region
Since 2020
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 1871
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