Compare LGBT Rights in El Salvador

Equality Index ?
44 / 100
Legal Index ?
55 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
33 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1974
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforced
Since 2024
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2017
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2018
Blood donations by MSMsLegal with restrictions
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1974
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
14% Approve
0%
Approval of equal rights for gender minorities (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
43% Approve
0%
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
47% Good Place
0%
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
19% Approve
81% Disapprove
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
34% Approve
66% Disapprove
Support for same-sex marriage (Latin America)
(PEW Research Center, October 2013–February 2014)
11% Favor
81% Oppose
Acceptance of homosexual behavior (Latin America)
(PEW Research Center, October 2013–February 2014)
5% Morally acceptable
86% Morally wrong
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
34% Yes
62% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
44% Good place
50% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
7% Justifiable
83% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
22% Did not mention homosexuals
78% Mentioned homosexuals
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