Compare LGBT Rights in Jamaica

Equality Index ?
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Public Opinion
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
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
10% Good place
70% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityMale illegal, female uncertain
Since 1864
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1962
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1962
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1962
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 consentEqual
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