Compare LGBT Rights in Iran & Pakistan

Public opinion of homosexuality
(Pew Research Center, 2013)
Region not surveyed
2% support
87% against
Equality Index BETA ?
Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1900
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1860
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1928
Unregistered cohabitation
Since 1958
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 1987
Legal, surgery not required
Since 2017
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1979
No protections
Since 1973
LGBT housing discriminationAmbiguous
Since 1979
No protections
Since 1973
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1979
No protections
Since 1973
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryLegalLegal
Equal age of consentN/A
Since 1979
Unequal
Since 1973
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (1-year deferral)Banned (1-year deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
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