Compare LGBT Rights in Bulgaria & Syria

Equality Index ?
40 / 100
22 / 100
Legal Index ?
55 / 100
18 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
24 / 100
27 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1968
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1949
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1991
Since 1949
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorship
Since 1990
Since 1949
Right to change legal genderIllegal
Since 2023
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Gender-affirming careRestricted
Since 2005
Since 1998
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2023
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2023
No protections
Since 1964
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLesbians, gays, bisexuals permitted, transgender people banned
Since 2004
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2002
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