Compare LGBT Rights in India & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
60 / 100
13 / 100
Legal Index ?
66 / 100
0 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
54 / 100
25 / 100
Law
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 2018
Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
Same-sex marriageUnregistered cohabitation
Since 2023
Banned
Since 1987
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2019
Illegal
Since 2019
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2014
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contextsNo protections
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationGender identity only
Since 2020
No protections
Since 1971
LGBT housing discriminationGender identity only
Since 2020
No protections
Since 1971
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlyIllegal
Serving openly in militaryIllegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2017
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2021
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2018
N/A
Public Opinion
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, June 21, 2023)
63% Good Place
0%
Region not surveyed
Support of same-sex marriage
(Pew Research Center, Feb. 21, 2023 – April 15, 2023)
53% Favor
43% Oppose
Region not surveyed
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?"
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
37% Yes
37% No
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
35% Yes
35% No
19% Yes
59% No
Support for gender-affirming surgery
(ERA - LGBTI Equal Rights Association, July-August 2016)
70% Support
26% Oppose
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, April-June 2014)
33% Yes
44% No
24% Yes
55% No
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
2% Justifiable
80% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
35% Did not mention homosexuals
65% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
26% Good place
43% Not a good place
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
10% Justifiable
48% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
60% Did not mention homosexuals
40% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
13% Justifiable
53% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
71% Did not mention homosexuals
29% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
2% Justifiable
80% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1995-1999)
39% Did not mention homosexuals
61% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
1% Justifiable
92% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 1990-1994)
9% Did not mention homosexuals
91% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
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