Compare LGBT Rights in Iraq & Kuwait

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Public Opinion
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
45% Did not mention homosexuals
55% Mentioned homosexuals
Region not surveyed
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
4% Justifiable
56% Not justifiable
Region not surveyed
Law
Homosexual activityAmbiguous
Since 1969
Male illegal, female legal
Since 1960
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 2003
Not legal
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishmentImprisonment as punishment
Right to change legal genderAmbiguousN/A
Since 2022
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1960
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1960
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1960
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 2007
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (1-year deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyAmbiguousAmbiguous
Equal age of consentAmbiguous
Since 1969
Equal
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