Compare LGBT Rights in Jamaica

Equality Index ?
24 / 100
Legal Index ?
31 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
18 / 100
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
12% Approve
0%
Approval of equal rights for gender minorities (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
20% Approve
0%
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
22% Good Place
0%
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
16% Approve
84% Disapprove
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
22% Approve
78% Disapprove
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
13% Yes
64% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
10% Good place
70% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityMale illegal, female legal
Since 1864
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 2011
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2008
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2004
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1962
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2017
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Conversion therapyAmbiguous
Equal age of consentN/A
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