Compare LGBT Rights in Nicaragua & Panama

Equality Index ?
58 / 100
46 / 100
Public Opinion
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
67% Did not mention homosexuals
33% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
16% Justifiable
61% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
32% Agree
44% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
25% Approve
76% Disapprove
22% Approve
78% Disapprove
Acceptance of Gay People in Public Office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
42% Approve
59% Disapprove
38% Approve
62% Disapprove
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
54% Good place
34% Not a good place
45% Good place
45% Not a good place
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2007
Since 2007
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1987
Since 1972
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderAmbiguousLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2006
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2007
No protections
Since 1972
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identitySexual orientation only
Since 2017
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2007
No protections
Since 1972
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2017
Since 2021
Serving openly in militaryLegalN/A
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2007
Since 2008
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