Compare LGBT Rights in Bhutan & Malaysia

Equality Index ?
48 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
56 / 100
8 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
40 / 100
19 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2021
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1826
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 2004
Banned
Since 1826
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipState-enforced
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosisIllegal
Since 1965
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 2006
No protections
Since 1826
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 2018
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 2018
No protections
Since 1826
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Since 1826
Serving openly in militaryLegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2016
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
Region not surveyed
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)
Region not surveyed
10% Justifiable
56% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
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)
Region not surveyed
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)
Region not surveyed
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
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