Compare LGBT Rights in El Salvador & Nicaragua

Equality Index ?
45 / 100
44 / 100
Legal Index ?
48 / 100
49 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
41 / 100
39 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
47% Good Place
0%
42% Good Place
0%
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
13% Justifiable
61% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
67% Did not mention homosexuals
33% Mentioned homosexuals
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
32% Agree
44% Disagree
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
19% Approve
81% Disapprove
25% Approve
76% Disapprove
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
34% Approve
66% Disapprove
42% Approve
59% Disapprove
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
34% Yes
62% No
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
44% Good place
50% Not a good place
54% Good place
34% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
7% Justifiable
83% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
22% Did not mention homosexuals
78% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1974
Legal
Since 2007
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized, same-sex marriage and civil unions bannedUnrecognized
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2017
Illegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2015
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2008
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identitySexual orientation only
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Since 2017
Serving openly in militaryDon't Ask, Don't TellIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1974
Equal
Since 2007
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