Compare LGBT Rights in South Africa & United Kingdom

Equality Index ?
69 / 100
74 / 100
Legal Index ?
81 / 100
87 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
58 / 100
62 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
65% Good Place
0%
81% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
38% Favor
58% Oppose
73% Favor
23% Oppose
Support for same-sex adoption
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
70% Strongly/somewhat agree
22% Strongly/somewhat disagree
72% Strongly/somewhat agree
21% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for same-sex marriage or legal recognition
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
67% Support marriage or legal recognition
19% Against
78% Support marriage or legal recognition
13% Against
Views about same-sex couples' parenting
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
70% Strongly/somewhat agree
23% Strongly/somewhat disagree
74% Strongly/somewhat agree
18% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Perceived prevalence of transgender discrimination
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
15% Not much/not at all
70% A great deal/fair amount
19% Not much/not at all
64% A great deal/fair amount
Support for transgender discrimination protection
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
82% Strongly/somewhat agree
13% Strongly/somewhat disagree
77% Strongly/somewhat agree
15% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for teens’ access to gender-affirming care
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
70% Strongly/somewhat agree
21% Strongly/somewhat disagree
47% Strongly/somewhat agree
35% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for trans access to facilities matching gender identity
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
58% Strongly/somewhat agree
32% Strongly/somewhat disagree
40% Strongly/somewhat agree
40% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for non-binary gender option on official documents
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
58% Strongly/somewhat agree
31% Strongly/somewhat disagree
47% Strongly/somewhat agree
38% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Support for insurance coverage of gender transition costs
(Ipsos, February-March 2023)
58% Strongly/somewhat agree
29% Strongly/somewhat disagree
36% Strongly/somewhat agree
48% Strongly/somewhat disagree
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
62% Justifiable
13% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
95% Did not mention homosexuals
4% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
71% Support
15% Against
82% Support
7% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
69% Agree
23% Disagree
72% Agree
19% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
62% Agree
15% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
54% Yes
38% No
86% Yes
11% No
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
67% Tolerate
32% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
70% Tolerate
28% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
31% Yes
50% No
49% Yes
30% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
17% Justifiable
45% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
62% Did not mention homosexuals
38% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
32% Yes
61% No
76% Yes
18% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
49% Good place
51% Not a good place
77% Good place
11% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
7% Justifiable
65% Not justifiable
32% Justifiable
27% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
53% Did not mention homosexuals
45% Mentioned homosexuals
83% Did not mention homosexuals
17% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
9% Justifiable
60% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
54% Did not mention homosexuals
46% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
6% Justifiable
67% Not justifiable
27% Justifiable
32% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
50% Did not mention homosexuals
50% Mentioned homosexuals
78% Did not mention homosexuals
22% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
7% Justifiable
74% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1981-1984)
5% Justifiable
72% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1998
Legal
Since 2000
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2006
Legal
Since 2019
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Since 2003
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2004
Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2005
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
Since 2004
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 1996
Varies by Region
Since 2010
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 1996
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 1999
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2010
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2010
Legal
Since 2002
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 1996
Legal
Since 2000
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2014
Legal
Since 2021
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2007
Equal
Since 2001
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