Compare LGBT Rights in Costa Rica & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
68 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
86 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
50 / 100
25 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2002
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2020
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Illegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderAmbiguous
Since 2022
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2015
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2016
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2020
Illegal
Serving openly in militaryN/AIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegalBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
36% Approve
0%
Region not surveyed
Approval of equal rights for gender minorities (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2023)
55% Approve
0%
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
62% Good Place
0%
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
35% Approve
65% Disapprove
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of gay people in public office (North and South America)
(AmericasBarometer, 2016-2017)
57% Approve
44% Disapprove
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
33% Yes
40% No
19% Yes
59% No
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)
61% Good place
33% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
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