Compare LGBT Rights in Iceland & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
90 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
90 / 100
5 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
90 / 100
25 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1940
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2010
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2019
Illegal
Since 2019
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 2019
Legal
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2019
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contextsNo protections
Since 1971
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1996
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1996
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Illegal
Intersex infant surgeryFull ban
Since 2019
Unknown
Serving openly in militaryN/AIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2022
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqualN/A
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