Compare LGBT Rights in South Africa & Swaziland

Public opinion of homosexuality
(Pew Research Center, 2013)
32% support
61% against
Region not surveyed
Equality Index BETA ?
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1998
Male illegal, female uncertain
Since 2004
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2006
Unrecognized
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Ambiguous
Since 2017
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2010
Single only
Since 1968
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 1996
No protections
Since 1907
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1997
No protections
Since 1907
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1996
No protections
Since 1907
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1996
Legal
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2007
Equal
Since 2015
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2014
Legal
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2011
Ambiguous
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