Compare LGBT Rights in Namibia & South Africa

Equality Index ?
48 / 100
77 / 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)
55% Tolerate
44% Not tolerate
67% Tolerate
32% Not tolerate
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
54% Tolerate
44% 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 activityMale illegal, female legalLegal
Since 1998
Same-sex marriageNot legalLegal
Since 2006
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgeryLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1990
Illegal
Since 1996
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 2004
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1996
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 2004
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1997
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2017
Legal
Since 2010
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryIllegalLegal
Since 1996
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2014
Conversion therapyNot bannedUnknown
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Since 2007
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