Compare LGBT Rights in Costa Rica & Mexico

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
77 / 100
Public Opinion
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
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
77% Did not mention homosexuals
23% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
24% Justifiable
43% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
42% Agree
32% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
Region not surveyed
69% Yes
24% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
61% Yes
30% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
61% Good place
33% Not a good place
53% Good place
32% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2002
Legal
Since 2001
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2020
Legal
Since 2009
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not requiredLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2003
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2015
Illegal
Since 2003
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1998
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1998
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2020
Varies by Region
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryN/ALegal
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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