Compare LGBT Rights in Iraq & Syria

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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
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
36% Good place
51% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityAmbiguous
Since 1969
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1949
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 2003
Not legal
Since 1949
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishmentNo censorship
Right to change legal genderAmbiguousLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2004
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1964
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1964
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1964
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 2007
Legal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (1-year deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyAmbiguousNot banned
Equal age of consentAmbiguous
Since 1969
Unequal
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