Compare LGBT Rights in Netherlands & South Africa

Equality Index ?
81 / 100
71 / 100
Legal Index ?
90 / 100
84 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
72 / 100
58 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1945
Legal
Since 1998
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2001
Legal
Since 2006
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2013
Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2004
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1996
Legal
Since 1996
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2018
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2023
Illegal
Since 1996
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1996
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1996
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2000
Legal
Since 2010
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1974
Legal
Since 1996
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2024
Legal
Since 2014
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1978
Equal
Since 2007
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