Compare LGBT Rights in Lesotho & South Africa

Equality Index ?
43 / 100
76 / 100
Legal Index ?
66 / 100
93 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
19 / 100
59 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
71% Support
15% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
69% Agree
23% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
Region not surveyed
54% Yes
38% No
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
16% Tolerate
82% Not tolerate
67% Tolerate
32% Not tolerate
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
22% Tolerate
77% Not tolerate
70% Tolerate
28% Not tolerate
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
32% Yes
61% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
49% Good place
51% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2012
Legal
Since 1998
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1966
Legal
Since 2006
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderAmbiguousLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownRecognized
Since 2021
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2012
Illegal
Since 1996
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 2012
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1996
LGBT housing discriminationAmbiguous
Since 2012
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1997
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Since 1966
Legal
Since 2010
Serving openly in militaryLegalLegal
Since 1996
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Since 2014
Conversion therapyAmbiguousNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2012
Equal
Since 2007
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