Compare LGBT Rights in India & Sri Lanka

Equality Index ?
64 / 100
43 / 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
6% Good place
30% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2018
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1885
Same-sex marriageUnregistered cohabitation
Since 2020
Not legal
Since 1885
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2020
Legal, surgery not required
Since 2010
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2014
Unknown
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2018
Unknown
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1949
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2017
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1949
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2017
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Since 2017
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 2018
Unknown
Blood donations by MSMsUnknownBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2021
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2013
Equal
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