Compare LGBT Rights in Mauritania & Netherlands

Equality Index ?
8 / 100
81 / 100
Legal Index ?
0 / 100
90 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
16 / 100
72 / 100
Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1983
Legal
Since 1945
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1983
Legal
Since 2001
Censorship of LGBT issuesImprisonment as punishmentNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2013
Gender-affirming careBannedLegal
Since 1996
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownRecognized
Since 2018
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1991
Illegal
Since 2023
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1991
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Since 1983
Legal
Since 2000
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownNot banned
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 1983
Legal
Since 1974
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2016
Legal
Since 2024
Conversion therapyUnknownNot banned
Equal age of consentN/A
Since 1983
Equal
Since 1978
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