Compare LGBT Rights in Iraq & Syria

Equality Index ?
17 / 100
19 / 100
Legal Index ?
12 / 100
11 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
22 / 100
27 / 100
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, April-June 2014)
Region not surveyed
21% Yes
56% No
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
Perceptions of local area as a "good place" for gay and lesbian people
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
36% Good place
51% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityAmbiguous
Since 1969
Ambiguous
Since 1949
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 2003
Not legal
Since 1949
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishmentState-enforced
Since 1949
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2018
Legal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1964
Same-sex adoptionIllegalAmbiguous
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 2007
Ambiguous
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (1-year deferral)Banned (indefinite deferral)
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentUnequal
Since 1969
N/A
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