Compare LGBT Rights in El Salvador & Panama

Equality Index ?
41 / 100
39 / 100
Legal Index ?
49 / 100
48 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
33 / 100
30 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1974
Since 2008
Same-sex marriageUnrecognizedUnrecognized
Since 2018
Censorship of LGBT issuesState-enforced
Since 2024
No censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2017
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 1972
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1997
Since 1998
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2009
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identityNo protections
Since 2018
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 2018
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Since 2021
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2018
Blood donations by MSMsLegal with restrictionsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1974
Since 2008
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