Compare LGBT Rights in Netherlands & Panama

Equality Index ?
81 / 100
39 / 100
Legal Index ?
90 / 100
48 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
72 / 100
30 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1945
Legal
Since 2008
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2001
Unrecognized
Since 2018
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2013
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 1972
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1996
Legal
Since 1998
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2018
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2023
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
No protections
Since 2018
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2000
Illegal
Since 2021
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1974
N/A
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2024
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1978
Equal
Since 2008
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