Compare LGBT Rights in Afghanistan & Syria

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Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1976
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1949
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1971
Banned
Since 1949
Censorship of LGBT issuesImprisonment as punishment
Since 2021
State-enforced
Since 1949
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Gender-affirming careBannedLegal
Since 1998
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1919
No protections
Since 1964
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryIllegalDon't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AN/A
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