Compare LGBT Rights in Iraq & Jordan

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Public Opinion
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
45% Did not mention homosexuals
55% Mentioned homosexuals
6% Did not mention homosexuals
94% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
4% Justifiable
56% Not justifiable
1% Justifiable
95% Not justifiable
Acceptance of Homosexuality (Arab countries)
(BBC News Arabic / Arab Barometer, 2018-2019)
Region not surveyed
7% Yes
93% No / Unsure / Did Not Answer
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
3% Yes
97% No
Law
Homosexual activityAmbiguous
Since 1969
Legal
Since 1951
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 2003
Unrecognized
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishmentImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderAmbiguousAmbiguous
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1952
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1952
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1952
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 2007
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (1-year deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyAmbiguousNot banned
Equal age of consentAmbiguous
Since 1969
Equal
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