Compare LGBT Rights in India & Nepal

Equality Index ?
63 / 100
68 / 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
52% Good place
28% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2018
Legal
Since 2007
Same-sex marriageUnregistered cohabitation
Since 2020
Ambiguous
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, surgery not required
Since 2014
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2013
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2014
Recognized
Since 2013
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2018
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2007
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1949
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2016
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1949
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2016
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Since 2017
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 1950
Legal
Since 2007
Blood donations by MSMsUnknownBanned (1-year deferral)
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2021
Not banned
Since 2015
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2013
Equal
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