Compare LGBT Rights in British Indian Ocean Territory & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
97 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
97 / 100
5 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?Not enough data
25 / 100
Homosexual activityLegalIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2014
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictionsIllegal
Since 2019
Gender-affirming careUnknownLegal
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegalNo protections
Since 1971
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionLegalIllegal
Intersex infant surgeryUnknownUnknown
Serving openly in militaryN/A
Since 1966
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsAmbiguousBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
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