Compare LGBT Rights in Egypt & Western Sahara

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12 / 100
35 / 100
Public Opinion
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
16% Did not mention homosexuals
84% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
3% Yes
95% No
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 2000
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1975
Same-sex marriageUnrecognizedUnrecognized
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishmentNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgeryAmbiguous
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1971
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1971
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1971
No protections
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Serving openly in militaryIllegalLegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyNot bannedAmbiguous
Equal age of consentN/AEqual
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