Compare LGBT Rights in Nicaragua, Panama, & Panamá

Equality Index ?
51 / 100
43 / 100
Not enough data
Legal Index ?
63 / 100
52 / 100
Not enough data
Public Opinion Index ?
39 / 100
35 / 100
Not enough data
Public Opinion
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
67% Did not mention homosexuals
33% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
16% Justifiable
61% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
32% Agree
44% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
25% Approve
76% Disapprove
22% Approve
78% Disapprove
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of Gay People in Public Office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
42% Approve
59% Disapprove
38% Approve
62% Disapprove
Region not surveyed
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
54% Good place
34% Not a good place
45% Good place
45% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2007
Legal
Since 2007
Unknown
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1987
Not legal
Since 1972
Unknown
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorshipUnknown
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2006
Unknown
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognizedUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2007
No protections
Since 1972
Unknown
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identitySexual orientation only
Since 2017
Unknown
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2007
No protections
Since 1972
Unknown
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2017
Illegal
Since 2021
Unknown
Serving openly in militaryLegalN/AUnknown
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegalUnknown
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot bannedUnknown
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2007
Equal
Since 2008
Unknown
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