Compare LGBT Rights in Mexico, Panama, & Panamá

Equality Index ?
78 / 100
43 / 100
Not enough data
Legal Index ?
100 / 100
52 / 100
Not enough data
Public Opinion Index ?
57 / 100
35 / 100
Not enough data
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
76% Support
10% Against
Region not surveyed
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
59% Agree
34% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
77% Did not mention homosexuals
23% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
24% Justifiable
43% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
42% Agree
32% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
69% Yes
24% No
Region not surveyed
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
51% Approve
49% Disapprove
22% Approve
78% Disapprove
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of Gay People in Public Office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
56% Approve
44% Disapprove
38% Approve
62% Disapprove
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
61% Yes
30% No
Region not surveyed
Region not surveyed
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
53% Good place
32% Not a good place
45% Good place
45% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2001
Legal
Since 2007
Unknown
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2022
Not legal
Since 1972
Unknown
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorshipUnknown
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2022
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2006
Unknown
Legal recognition of non-binary genderVaries by RegionNot legally recognizedUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
No protections
Since 1972
Unknown
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
Sexual orientation only
Since 2017
Unknown
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identityNo protections
Since 1972
Unknown
Same-sex adoptionVaries by RegionIllegal
Since 2021
Unknown
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2012
N/AUnknown
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2012
LegalUnknown
Conversion therapyVaries by Region
Since 2020
Not bannedUnknown
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1871
Equal
Since 2008
Unknown
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