Compare LGBT Rights in Algeria & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
13 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
5 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
22 / 100
25 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1966
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1966
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishmentImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 1966
Illegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
Since 1966
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1966
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1966
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1966
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 1966
Illegal
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 1966
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/A
Since 1966
N/A
Public Opinion
Acceptance of homosexuality (Arab countries)
(BBC News Arabic / Arab Barometer, 2018-2019)
26% Yes
74% No / Unsure / Did Not Answer
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
10% Yes
71% No
19% Yes
59% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
28% Yes
39% No
24% Yes
55% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
4% Justifiable
71% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
42% Did not mention homosexuals
58% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
2% Justifiable
95% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
19% Did not mention homosexuals
81% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
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