Compare LGBT Rights in South Africa & Eswatini

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
33 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
71% Support
15% Against
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
69% Agree
23% Disagree
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
54% Yes
38% No
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
67% Tolerate
32% Not tolerate
26% Tolerate
74% Not tolerate
Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
70% Tolerate
28% Not tolerate
18% Tolerate
81% Not tolerate
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
32% Yes
61% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
49% Good place
51% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1998
Male illegal, female uncertain
Since 2004
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2006
Unrecognized
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Ambiguous
Since 2017
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 1996
No protections
Since 1907
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1996
No protections
Since 1907
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1997
No protections
Since 1907
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2010
Single only
Since 1968
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1996
Legal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2014
Legal
Conversion therapyUnknownAmbiguous
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2007
Equal
Since 2015
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