Compare LGBT Rights in Costa Rica & Panama

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Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2002
Legal
Since 2007
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1973
Unrecognized
Since 1972
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not requiredLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2006
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2017
Single only
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2015
No protections
Since 1972
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1998
Sexual orientation only
Since 2017
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1998
No protections
Since 1972
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryN/AN/A
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 2008
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
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