Compare LGBT Rights in Afghanistan & Saudi Arabia

Equality Index ?
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14 / 100
Legal Index ?
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3 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
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25 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1976
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1971
Banned
Since 1932
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishment
Since 2021
Imprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
Since 1932
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
No protections
Since 1932
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
No protections
Since 1932
Same-sex adoptionIllegalIllegal
Since 1932
Serving openly in militaryIllegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AN/A
Since 1932
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
18% Yes
58% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
26% Yes
43% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
2% Good place
89% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
0% Justifiable
91% Not justifiable
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