Compare LGBT Rights in Costa Rica & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
66 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
83 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
49 / 100
25 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2002
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2020
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Since 2019
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1997
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2018
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2015
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation only
Since 2016
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2020
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryN/AIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2007
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
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