Compare LGBT Rights in China & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
46 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
46 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
45 / 100
25 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1997
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageOther type of partnership
Since 2017
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesState-enforcedImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2018
Illegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Since 2018
Illegal
Serving openly in militaryAmbiguous
Since 1949
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2012
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1949
N/A
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
47% Good Place
0%
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
7% Justifiable
80% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
28% Did not mention homosexuals
71% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
63% Support
19% Against
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
66% Agree
30% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
12% Agree
60% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
31% Yes
30% No
19% Yes
59% No
Support for gender-affirming surgery
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, July-August 2016)
61% Support
20% Oppose
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
38% Yes
34% No
24% Yes
55% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
4% Justifiable
68% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
47% Did not mention homosexuals
53% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
21% Yes
57% No
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
14% Good place
53% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
2% Justifiable
76% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
30% Did not mention homosexuals
70% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
0% Justifiable
87% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
27% Did not mention homosexuals
73% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
1% Justifiable
87% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
39% Did not mention homosexuals
61% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
0% Justifiable
94% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
28% Did not mention homosexuals
72% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
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