Compare LGBT Rights in El Salvador, Panama, & Panamá

Equality Index ?
48 / 100
43 / 100
Not enough data
Legal Index ?
62 / 100
52 / 100
Not enough data
Public Opinion Index ?
33 / 100
35 / 100
Not enough data
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
19% Approve
81% Disapprove
22% Approve
78% Disapprove
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of Gay People in Public Office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
34% Approve
66% Disapprove
38% Approve
62% Disapprove
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
34% Yes
62% No
Region not surveyed
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
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1974
Legal
Since 2007
Unknown
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized, same-sex marriage and civil unions bannedNot legal
Since 1972
Unknown
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorshipUnknown
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2017
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2006
Unknown
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognizedUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contextsNo protections
Since 1972
Unknown
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identitySexual orientation only
Since 2017
Unknown
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identityNo protections
Since 1972
Unknown
Same-sex adoptionIllegalIllegal
Since 2021
Unknown
Serving openly in militaryDon't Ask, Don't TellN/AUnknown
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2000
LegalUnknown
Conversion therapyAmbiguousNot bannedUnknown
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1974
Equal
Since 2008
Unknown
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