Compare LGBT Rights in Bulgaria & Iran

Equality Index ?
43 / 100
6 / 100
Legal Index ?
59 / 100
10 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
27 / 100
3 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1968
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1979
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1991
Banned
Since 1979
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorship
Since 1990
Other punishment
Since 2013
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2023
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 1987
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 2005
Legal
Since 2013
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2023
No protections
Since 1979
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
Since 1979
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2023
No protections
Since 1979
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2004
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2002
N/A
Since 1979
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