Compare LGBT Rights in El Salvador

Equality Index ?
44 / 100
Legal Index ?
48 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
40 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
47% Good Place
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
"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
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1974
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized, same-sex marriage and civil unions banned
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2017
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2015
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Serving openly in militaryDon't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1974
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