Compare LGBT Rights in Algeria & Western Sahara

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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
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1966
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1975
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1966
Unrecognized
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishmentNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegalAmbiguous
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1966
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1966
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1966
No protections
Same-sex adoptionUnknownSingle only
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 1966
Legal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyNot bannedAmbiguous
Equal age of consentN/A
Since 1966
Equal
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