Compare LGBT Rights in Iran

Equality Index ?
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Legal Index ?
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Public Opinion Index ?
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Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1979
Same-sex marriageBanned
Since 1979
Censorship of LGBT issuesOther punishment
Since 2013
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 1987
Gender-affirming careRestricted
Since 1987
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1979
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1979
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1979
Same-sex adoptionIllegal
Intersex infant surgeryNot banned
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentN/A
Since 1979
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