Compare LGBT Rights in Namibia & South Africa

Public opinion of homosexuality
(Pew Research Center, 2013)
Region not surveyed
32% support
61% against
Equality Index BETA ?
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Legal
Since 1998
Same-sex marriageNot legalLegal
Since 2006
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not requiredLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2017
Legal
Since 2010
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1990
Illegal
Since 1996
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 2004
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1997
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 2004
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1996
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryLegalLegal
Since 1996
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 2007
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2014
Conversion therapyNot bannedBanned
Since 2011
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