Compare LGBT Rights in British Virgin Islands & Syria

Equality Index ?
66 / 100
21 / 100
Legal Index ?
66 / 100
14 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?Not enough data
27 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2001
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1949
Same-sex marriageUnrecognizedBanned
Since 1949
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipState-enforced
Since 1949
Right to change legal genderIllegalLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2007
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2007
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2007
No protections
Since 1964
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryLegalDon't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2001
N/A
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
21% Yes
56% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
36% Good place
51% Not a good place
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