Compare LGBT Rights in Iraq & Kuwait

Equality Index ?
14 / 100
15 / 100
Legal Index ?
6 / 100
15 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
22 / 100
Not enough data
Law
Homosexual activityAmbiguous
Since 1969
Male illegal, female legal
Since 1960
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 2003
Banned
Since 1960
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishmentState-enforced
Since 2022
Right to change legal genderIllegalIllegal
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1960
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1960
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1960
Same-sex adoptionIllegalIllegal
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 2007
Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (1-year deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2003
Female equal, male N/A
Public Opinion
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
2% Justifiable
56% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2022)
45% Did not mention homosexuals
55% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Support for same-sex marriage
(ILGA / RIWI, October 2016)
22% Yes
50% No
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
1% Justifiable
84% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2010-2014)
20% Did not mention homosexuals
80% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
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