Compare LGBT Rights in Timor-Leste & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
31 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
48 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
14 / 100
25 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1975
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageUnrecognizedBanned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2009
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationAmbiguousNo protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Serving openly in militaryAmbiguousIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1975
N/A
Public Opinion
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
Region not surveyed
19% Yes
59% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
24% Yes
55% No
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