Compare LGBT Rights in Bahrain & Syria

Equality Index ?
40 / 100
19 / 100
Legal Index ?
38 / 100
11 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
42 / 100
27 / 100
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
21% Yes
56% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
36% Good place
51% Not a good place
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1976
Since 1949
Same-sex marriageNot legalNot legal
Since 1949
Censorship of LGBT IssuesAmbiguousState-enforced
Since 1949
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2014
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1976
No protections
Since 1964
Same-sex adoptionIllegalAmbiguous
Serving openly in militaryUnknownAmbiguous
Blood donations by MSMsAmbiguousBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1976
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