Compare LGBT Rights in Finland & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
80 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
90 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
69 / 100
25 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1971
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2017
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2023
Illegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2004
No protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2004
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2004
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2017
Illegal
Serving openly in militaryLegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2023
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1999
N/A
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
83% Good Place
0%
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
59% Justifiable
18% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
88% Did not mention homosexuals
12% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
53% Agree
24% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against sexual orientation (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
53% Rare
42% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Perceived prevalence of discrimination against transgender people (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
38% Rare
45% Widespread
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of same-sex relationships (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
79% Agree
17% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Support for transgender people changing legal gender (European Union)
(Eurobarometer, May 2019)
68% Yes
22% No
Region not surveyed
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
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
65% Good place
21% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
42% Justifiable
30% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
78% Did not mention homosexuals
22% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
26% Justifiable
46% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
70% Did not mention homosexuals
30% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1981-1984)
15% Justifiable
60% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
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