Compare LGBT Rights in Bahrain & Pakistan

Equality Index ?
36 / 100
30 / 100
Legal Index ?
30 / 100
28 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
42 / 100
31 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1976
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 2018
Same-sex marriageBannedBanned
Since 1958
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforcedImprisonment as punishment
Since 2016
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2014
Legal, no restrictions
Since 2023
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedRecognized
Since 2023
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
Gender identity only
Since 1973
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
Gender identity only
Since 1973
Same-sex adoptionIllegalIllegal
Serving openly in militaryUnknownIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnknownN/A
Since 1973
Public Opinion
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
3% Justifiable
88% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
59% Did not mention homosexuals
41% Mentioned homosexuals
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
44% Agree
31% Disagree
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
30% Yes
51% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
32% Yes
53% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
0% Justifiable
94% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
41% Did not mention homosexuals
59% Mentioned homosexuals
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
2% Yes
87% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
1% Good place
90% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
0% Justifiable
100% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
Region not surveyed
100% Did not mention homosexuals
0% Mentioned homosexuals
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