Compare LGBT Rights in Bahrain & Iran

Equality Index ?
36 / 100
6 / 100
Legal Index ?
31 / 100
10 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
42 / 100
3 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1976
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1979
Same-sex marriageBannedBanned
Since 1979
Censorship of LGBT issuesImprisonment as punishment
Since 1976
Other punishment
Since 2013
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2014
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 1987
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1997
Legal
Since 2013
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
No protections
Since 1979
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
No protections
Since 1979
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
No protections
Since 1979
Same-sex adoptionIllegalIllegal
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryUnknownIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnknownN/A
Since 1979
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