Compare LGBT Rights in Afghanistan & Iran

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Public Opinion
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
4% Justifiable
90% Not justifiable
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
2% Good place
89% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1976
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1979
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1971
Not legal
Since 1979
Censorship of LGBT IssuesOther punishment
Since 2021
Other punishment
Since 2013
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires surgery
Since 1987
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
No protections
Since 1979
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
No protections
Since 1979
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
No protections
Since 1979
Same-sex adoptionIllegalIllegal
Serving openly in militaryIllegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)N/A
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AN/A
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