Compare LGBT Rights in Bangladesh & Malaysia

Equality Index ?
27 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
23 / 100
8 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
31 / 100
19 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
Since 1860
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1826
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1860
Banned
Since 1826
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforcedState-enforced
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2013
Illegal
Since 1965
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2013
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1826
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1826
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Since 1826
Serving openly in militaryIllegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsAmbiguousBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2016
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AN/A
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
73% Good Place
0%
9% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
Region not surveyed
17% Favor
82% Oppose
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
0% Justifiable
89% Not justifiable
10% Justifiable
56% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
20% Did not mention homosexuals
77% Mentioned homosexuals
40% Did not mention homosexuals
60% Mentioned homosexuals
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
16% Support
65% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
24% Agree
65% Disagree
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
7% Agree
75% Disagree
21% Agree
51% Disagree
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
30% Yes
47% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
28% Yes
45% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
Region not surveyed
3% Justifiable
75% 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
9% Yes
86% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
19% Good place
28% Not a good place
10% Good place
87% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
4% Justifiable
63% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
Region not surveyed
29% Did not mention homosexuals
71% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
0% Justifiable
96% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
95% Did not mention homosexuals
5% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
16% Did not mention homosexuals
84% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
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