Compare LGBT Rights in El Salvador

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Public Opinion
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?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
34% Yes
62% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
44% Good place
50% Not a good place
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 genderUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Serving openly in militaryDon't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2000
Conversion therapyAmbiguous
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1974
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