Compare LGBT Rights in India & Iran

Equality Index ?
64 / 100
6 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
58% Support
18% Against
Region not surveyed
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
66% Agree
21% Disagree
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
4% Justifiable
90% Not justifiable
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
37% Yes
37% No
Region not surveyed
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
26% Good place
43% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2018
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1979
Same-sex marriageUnregistered cohabitation
Since 2020
Not legal
Since 1979
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipOther punishment
Since 2013
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2020
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 1987
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2014
Unknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2018
No protections
Since 1979
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1949
No protections
Since 1979
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1949
No protections
Since 1979
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2018
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsUnknownBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2021
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2013
Unequal
Since 1979
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