Compare LGBT Rights in Jamaica & Puerto Rico

Equality Index ?
30 / 100
78 / 100
Legal Index ?
44 / 100
91 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
16 / 100
65 / 100
Public Opinion
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
88% Did not mention homosexuals
13% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
40% Justifiable
34% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
66% Agree
16% Disagree
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
16% Approve
84% Disapprove
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of Gay People in Public Office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
22% Approve
78% Disapprove
Region not surveyed
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
10% Good place
70% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityMale illegal, female legal
Since 1864
Legal
Since 2003
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1962
Legal
Since 2015
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not requiredLegal, surgery not required
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1962
Illegal
Since 2013
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1962
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1962
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2013
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2017
Legal
Since 2018
Serving openly in militaryLegalLegal
Since 2018
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (3-month deferral)
Since 2020
Conversion therapyAmbiguousUnknown
Equal age of consentN/AEqual
Since 2004
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