Compare LGBT Rights in Iran & Maldives

Equality Index ?
4 / 100
16 / 100
Legal Index ?
5 / 100
24 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
3 / 100
8 / 100
Public Opinion
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
3% Justifiable
90% Not justifiable
1% Justifiable
96% Not justifiable
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
Region not surveyed
15% Did not mention homosexuals
85% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
3% Justifiable
92% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2005-2009)
8% Did not mention homosexuals
92% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
1% Justifiable
92% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2000-2004)
99% Did not mention homosexuals
1% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1979
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1979
Not legal
Censorship of LGBT IssuesOther punishment
Since 2013
No censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 1987
Ambiguous
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1979
No protections
Since 2017
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1979
No protections
Since 2017
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1979
No protections
Since 2017
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Serving openly in militaryIllegalDon't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentN/A
Since 1979
N/A
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