Compare LGBT Rights in Dominican Republic & Puerto Rico

Equality Index ?
42 / 100
80 / 100
Legal Index ?
48 / 100
93 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
35 / 100
68 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
36% Good Place
0%
79% Good Place
0%
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
37% Justifiable
34% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
87% Did not mention homosexuals
13% Mentioned homosexuals
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
66% Agree
16% Disagree
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
27% Approve
73% Disapprove
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
38% Approve
62% Disapprove
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
27% Yes
55% No
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
32% Good place
63% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
12% Justifiable
55% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
78% Did not mention homosexuals
22% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
7% Justifiable
65% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
Region not surveyed
68% Did not mention homosexuals
32% Mentioned homosexuals
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1822
Legal
Since 2003
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1944
Legal
Since 2015
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, no restrictions
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2000
Illegal
Since 2013
LGBT employment discriminationAmbiguous
Since 2000
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyLegal
Since 2018
Serving openly in militaryIllegalLegal
Since 2018
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Since 2023
Conversion therapyNot bannedBanned
Since 2019
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 2004
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