Compare LGBT Rights in Iraq & Turkey

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15 / 100
37 / 100
Public Opinion
Views on same-sex marriage or other legal recognition
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
43% Support
25% Against
Views on same-sex couples' right to adopt
(Ipsos, April–May, 2021)
Region not surveyed
39% Agree
44% Disagree
Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
45% Did not mention homosexuals
55% Mentioned homosexuals
21% Did not mention homosexuals
76% Mentioned homosexuals
Justifiability of homosexuality
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
4% Justifiable
56% Not justifiable
5% Justifiable
78% Not justifiable
Opinion on same-sex couples as parents
(World Values Survey, 2017-2020)
Region not surveyed
17% Agree
54% Disagree
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)
(Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)
Region not surveyed
25% Yes
57% No
"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)
(Pew Research Center, June, 2013)
Region not surveyed
9% Yes
78% No
Perceived Acceptance of Gay People
(Gallup, 2013)
Region not surveyed
11% Good place
68% Not a good place
Law
Homosexual activityAmbiguous
Since 1969
Legal
Since 1858
Same-sex marriageUnrecognized
Since 2003
Unrecognized
Since 1923
Censorship of LGBT IssuesImprisonment as punishmentNo censorship
Right to change legal genderAmbiguousLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2015
Legal recognition of non-binary genderUnknownUnknown
LGBT discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1858
LGBT employment discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
LGBT housing discriminationNo protectionsNo protections
Since 1858
Same-sex adoptionSingle onlySingle only
Serving openly in militaryIllegal
Since 2007
Illegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (1-year deferral)Banned (indefinite deferral)
Since 1980
Conversion therapyAmbiguousN/A
Since 2017
Equal age of consentAmbiguous
Since 1969
Equal
Since 1858
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