Compare LGBT Rights in Cameroon & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
9 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
6 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
11 / 100
25 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1967
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1967
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforced
Since 2016
Imprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1972
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1972
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1972
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionIllegalIllegal
Serving openly in militaryIllegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsUnknownBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/AN/A
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
12% Good Place
0%
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
19% Yes
59% No
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)
11% Tolerate
86% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)
8% Tolerate
91% Not tolerate
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
24% Yes
55% No
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
8% Good place
84% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
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