Compare LGBT Rights in Bahrain & Sri Lanka

Equality Index ?
36 / 100
28 / 100
Legal Index ?
30 / 100
20 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
42 / 100
37 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1976
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1885
Same-sex marriageBannedBanned
Since 1885
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforcedNo censorship
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2014
Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2016
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
No protections
Since 2014
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
No protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegalIllegal
Since 2017
Serving openly in militaryUnknownIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnknownN/A
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
Region not surveyed
24% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
Region not surveyed
23% Favor
69% Oppose
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
6% Good place
30% Not a good place
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