Compare LGBT Rights in Bhutan & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
48 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
56 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
40 / 100
25 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2021
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 2004
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosisIllegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 2006
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 2018
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 2018
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Serving openly in militaryLegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
19% Yes
59% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
24% Yes
55% No
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