Compare LGBT Rights in Afghanistan & India

Equality Index ?
2 / 100
63 / 100
Legal Index ?
2 / 100
79 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
2 / 100
47 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
58% Support
18% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
66% Agree
21% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
Region not surveyed
37% Yes
37% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
2% Good place
89% Not a good place
26% Good place
43% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1976
Legal
Since 2018
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1971
Unregistered cohabitation
Since 2020
Censorship of LGBT IssuesOther punishment
Since 2021
No censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2020
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedRecognized
Since 2014
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
Illegal
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1949
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1949
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Serving openly in militaryIllegalLegal
Since 2018
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2017
Conversion therapyNot bannedBanned
Since 2021
Equal age of consentN/AEqual
Since 2013
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