Compare LGBT Rights in El Salvador & Panama

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Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
19% Approve
81% Disapprove
22% Approve
78% Disapprove
Acceptance of Gay People in Public Office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
34% Approve
66% Disapprove
38% Approve
62% Disapprove
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
34% Yes
62% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
44% Good place
50% Not a good place
45% Good place
45% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1974
Legal
Since 2007
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized, same-sex marriage and civil unions bannedUnrecognized
Since 1972
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderAmbiguousLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2006
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contextsNo protections
Since 1972
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identitySexual orientation only
Since 2017
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identityNo protections
Since 1972
Same-sex adoptionIllegalIllegal
Since 2021
Serving openly in militaryDon't Ask, Don't TellN/A
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2000
Legal
Conversion therapyAmbiguousNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1974
Equal
Since 2008
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