Compare LGBT Rights in Belarus & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
29 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
43 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
16 / 100
25 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1994
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1996
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforcedImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2004
Illegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1991
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1991
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionIllegalIllegal
Serving openly in militaryDon't Ask, Don't TellIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1994
N/A
Public Opinion
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
7% Justifiable
74% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
32% Did not mention homosexuals
67% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
11% Agree
73% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
19% Yes
59% No
Support for same-sex marriage in Central and Eastern Europe
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
16% Favor
81% Oppose
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (Eastern/Central Europe)
(Pew Research Center, June 2015-July 2016)
9% Yes
84% No
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
24% Yes
55% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
3% Justifiable
74% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
28% Did not mention homosexuals
72% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
11% Good place
41% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
3% Justifiable
69% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
37% Did not mention homosexuals
63% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
6% Justifiable
83% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
21% Did not mention homosexuals
79% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Full DetailsFull Details

Full details about each issue can be found on each region's page. Data missing from the above chart? You can help! Sign up or log in to contribute information to Equaldex!

Share This Comparison