Compare LGBT Rights in India & United Arab Emirates

Equality Index ?
62 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
65 / 100
5 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
58 / 100
25 / 100
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
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 2019
Legal
Since 2018
Legal recognition of non-binary genderRecognized
Since 2014
Not legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contextsNo protections
Since 1971
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
Intersex infant surgeryVaries by Region
Since 2019
Unknown
Serving openly in militaryIllegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Since 2017
Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyVaries by Region
Since 2022
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2018
N/A
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