Compare LGBT Rights in India

Equality Index ?
66 / 100
Legal Index ?
77 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
55 / 100
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
63% Good Place
0%
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
53% Favor
43% Oppose
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
58% Support
18% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
66% Agree
21% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
37% Yes
37% No
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
33% Yes
44% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
2% Justifiable
80% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
35% Did not mention homosexuals
65% Mentioned homosexuals
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
26% Good place
43% Not a good place
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
10% Justifiable
48% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
60% Did not mention homosexuals
40% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
13% Justifiable
53% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
71% Did not mention homosexuals
29% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
2% Justifiable
80% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
39% Did not mention homosexuals
61% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
1% Justifiable
92% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
9% Did not mention homosexuals
91% Mentioned homosexuals
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2018
Same-sex marriageUnregistered cohabitation
Since 2023
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2014
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1949
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1949
Same-sex adoptionSingle only
Serving openly in militaryUnknown
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2017
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2021
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2018
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