Compare LGBT Rights in Abu Dhabi & Sharjah

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Homosexual activityMale illegal, female legalMale illegal, female legal
Same-sex marriageUnrecognizedUnrecognized
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2016
Legal, surgery not required
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1971
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1971
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1971
No protections
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryLegalLegal
Equal age of consentEqualEqual
Blood donations by MSMsLegalLegal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
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