Compare LGBT Rights in India

Equality Index ?
64 / 100
Public Opinion
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?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
37% Yes
37% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
26% Good place
43% Not a good place
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2018
Same-sex marriageUnregistered cohabitation
Since 2020
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2020
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 militaryLegal
Since 2018
Blood donations by MSMsUnknown
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2021
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2013
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