Compare LGBT Rights in India & Maldives

Equality Index ?
63 / 100
33 / 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
"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 (imprisonment as punishment)
Same-sex marriageUnregistered cohabitation
Since 2020
Not legal
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2014
Ambiguous
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2014
Unknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2018
No protections
Since 2017
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1949
No protections
Since 2017
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1949
No protections
Since 2017
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 1950
Legal
Blood donations by MSMsUnknownLegal
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2021
Ambiguous
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2013
Equal
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