Compare LGBT Rights in Panama

Equality Index ?
46 / 100
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
22% Approve
78% Disapprove
Acceptance of Gay People in Public Office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
38% Approve
62% Disapprove
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
45% Good place
45% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2007
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 1972
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2006
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1972
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2017
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1972
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Since 2021
Serving openly in militaryN/A
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2008
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