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
Homosexual activityAmbiguous
Since 1969
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1949
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 2003
Not legal
Since 1949
Censorship of LGBT IssuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderAmbiguousUnknown
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1964
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsVaries by Region
Since 1964
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsVaries by Region
Since 1964
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Homosexuals serving openly in militaryUnknownLegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (1-year deferral)Legal
Conversion therapyAmbiguousAmbiguous
Equal age of consentN/A
Since 1969
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