Compare LGBT Rights in Iran & Turkmenistan

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Public Opinion
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
4% Justifiable
90% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Since 1979
Male illegal, female legal
Since 1998
Same-sex marriageNot legal
Since 1979
Not legal
Since 1992
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 genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protections
Since 1979
No protections
Since 1992
LGBT employment discriminationNo protections
Since 1979
No protections
Since 1992
LGBT housing discriminationNo protections
Since 1979
No protections
Since 1992
Same-sex adoptionIllegalSingle only
Serving openly in militaryIllegalLegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (indefinite deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyNot bannedAmbiguous
Equal age of consentUnequal
Since 1979
Unequal
Since 2014
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